Statement: California leadership makes the case for no new fossil fuel development in the state

February 7, 2018By David TurnbullBlog Post, Press Releases

As we approach the Global Climate Action Summit, hosted by Governor Brown later this year, now would be a fantastic moment for the Brown-Newsom administration to announce new steps to limit fossil fuel extraction in the state writ large. The case for a managed phase out of fossil fuel production in California is clear, they simply need to read their own letter released today.

Pro-fracking letter to Governor Brown has oily taste to it

December 23, 2013By David TurnbullBlog Post, Featured, Separate Oil and State 6 Comments

The letter, with 21 signatories, suggests that fracking can be done safely with proper regulation, and that the economic benefits of fracking up California outweigh the inherent risks to the environment of the extraction practice. But even a very quick analysis of the signatories and the arguments they put forward will show another story. In short, this letter from scientists was made possible by the oil industry.