Climate justice advocates expressed outrage at California state oil regulator CalGEM over the recent approval of hundreds of oil and gas rework permits to continue dangerous oil operations within 3,200 feet of communities.
California Joins the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance as a Second-Tier Member
“Gov. Newsom has made key strides, and it’s exciting to see California joining BOGA’s second tier — but to align with science and justice, he must announce a full ban on new oil and gas permits,” said Rees.
California becomes largest oil producer in world to commit to total oil phaseout, ban fracking — but not soon enough
“California is the highest-producing jurisdiction in the world so far to commit to a phase-out of oil extraction, and other major producers need to join the state in committing to move beyond oil and gas,” said Collin Rees of Oil Change International.
Last Chance Alliance: California Governor Newsom’s Executive Order on Climate Is Missing Action on Oil
The Last Chance Alliance coalition pointed out that while Newsom’s announcement was commendable on some accounts, its failure to commit to a phase-out of oil production and a clear just transition policy to support workers and communities makes the order falls short.
After Firing Top Regulator, Will Newsom Seize His Chance to Lead California Off of Oil?
The new Democratic Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, is coming under pressure to make good pre-election promises to rapidly move the state away from fossil fuels.
Massive Oil Spill Endangers Central Valley Residents and Highlights State Agency’s Negligence in Protecting Community Health and Climate
“Doubling down on new drilling is incompatible with climate leadership, and for the first time we’re seeing a California governor recognize and begin to act on this reality,” said Kelly Trout.
Gov. Newsom recognizes need for a managed decline of fossil fuel supply in California
“California can lead the way by showing what a true managed decline can look like, and we applaud Governor Newsom for his recognition of that imperative.”
California administration’s opposition to drilling offshore should extend onshore too
As we approach the Global Climate Action Summit, hosted by Governor Brown later this year, the governor himself has an opportunity to show true leadership and announce new steps to limit fossil fuel extraction across the state. After all, the case for a managed phase out of fossil fuel production in California has now been clearly laid out by his own team.