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.
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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.
Response to California Statewide Oil and Gas Setback Announcement
“Gov. Newsom must step up his game — there is *no* safe distance at which oil and gas drilling is acceptable for the climate. California must ban all new oil and gas permits and phase out existing drilling with a just transition,” said Rees.
Last Chance Alliance Responds to Gov. Gavin Newsom Announcement on California Oil & Gas Setbacks
“Oil and gas executives won’t let neighborhood oil drilling end without a fight — but we’ll keep fighting for working people until every person’s right to clean air in every neighborhood is guaranteed,” said Neena Mohan.
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.
Hothouse US: Catastrophic fires spreading smoke from the West; Five Cyclones to the East
The deadly future that scientists warned us about is here. For years, climate scientists modeled how if we made the earth hotter, that heat had consequences. Unrelenting heat dries vegetation and makes it more likely to burn. It warms the oceans, increasing the fuel available for tropical cyclones.
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.