“The ‘California Way’ means protecting vulnerable communities and being a national leader in confronting climate chaos. Newsom has a huge chance to do both, but it will require bold action and follow-through, not just nice words,” said Rees.
Over 200 progressive groups sent a letter to the White House urging President Biden to resist Big Oil and invoke the Defense Production Act in order to ramp up the deployment of renewable energy to transition the world off the fossil fuels that are leading to global instability.
The solution to both the US and UK decisions to stop importing Russian oil and gas is not to drill for more oil, either in the US or UK – something the fossil fuel industry and its supporters are already arguing. It is to invest in renewables and alternatives such as heat pumps and weatherization.