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Elected Officials to Protect America – California warns we must stop using gas for electricity and transfer to 100 percent clean energy now

California’s EOPA, a coalition of lawmakers, highlights the injustice of proposed new oil and gas wells, fracking, in Kern county California’s EOPA warns of the increased dangerous health implications for communities in Kern county with adding more wells On March 8, 2021 Kern county approved the drilling of thousands of new wells despite opposition from …

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Elected Officials to Protect America – California warns we must stop using gas for electricity and transfer to 100 percent clean energy now

Elected Officials to Protect America – California warns we must stop using gas for electricity and transfer to 100 percent clean energy now Elected Officials to Protect America – CA compares Texas’s reliance on gas to California’s – showing the climate crisis dangers of fossil fuels Gas is now the country’s largest fuel source for …

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Statement on Behalf of 240 California Lawmakers Regarding Gov. Newsom Firing Top Oil & Gas Regulator Ken Harris

Some are stunned when they realize California is the third-largest producer of crude oil in the United States, for the state has a reputation of being a leader fighting climate change. Many Californians pride themselves on their state’s leadership on issues of public health and the environment. A staggering new NRDC analysis of oil and gas development in California shows that approximately 5.4 million people of the state’s population live within a mile of one, or more, of more than 84,000 existing oil and gas wells.

100+ Local Electeds Launch New Network with Letter Calling on Gov. Brown to Phase Out Oil and Gas Production in CA

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Echoing serious concerns from citizens whose health and safety are threatened by fossil fuel production, a group of more than 100 local elected officials across California sent a letter to Governor Jerry Brown today calling for a statewide plan to phase out oil and gas drilling.

Today’s letter marks the launch of Elected Officials to Protect California, an independent elected officials network working to demand an end to the dirty fossil fuel extraction that harms their constituents and the environment. The network is urging Gov. Brown to take the first step by halting permits for new fossil fuel projects, prohibiting drilling within 2,500 feet of homes and vulnerable areas and committing the state to 100 percent renewable energy.

“Oil fields make dreadful neighbors. In Culver City, we’re taking steps to end oil extraction in our city,” said Meghan Sahli-Wells, Vice Mayor of Culver City. “I urge Governor Brown to follow suit and protect Californians’ health and our planet’s future from dirty drilling operations.”