Elected Officials to Protect California

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACTION

Protecting our public health, communities, and economies

Already, more than 115 local governments in California have passed more than 175 local policies to protect their communities from fossil fuels, including phase-out plans or setbacks on oil and gas drilling, climate lawsuits or divestment from fossil fuel companies, or opposing expansion of fossil fuel production or infrastructure. 

Join us in calling on Governor Newsom to protect all Californians by creating a statewide climate emergency plan to phase out fossil fuel production.

Sample Resolution Urging a Just Transition to a Fossil Fuel-Free Future for California, modeled on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors resolution.

Sample resolution to support phasing out fossil fuels production in Californiamodeled on the City of West Hollywood resolution adopted in 2018.  

Supporting materials: City of West Hollywood Recommendation for Resolution of Support to Phase Out Fossil Fuels.

Sample resolution declaring a climate emergency and urging a phase out of fossil fuel production, led by elected officials in the Bay Area and adopted by local governments across California.

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Bans, Moratoria, or Phase-Out Requirements on Oil and Gas Production

Setbacks, Buffer Zones, or Health and Safety Regulations on Oil and Gas Drilling

Permit Denials or Targeted Moratoria on Proposed Fossil Fuel Production or Infrastructure Projects

Lawsuits Against Fossil Fuel Companies

Banning or Phasing Out End-User Infrastructure or Use of Fossil Fuels

Divestment from Fossil Fuel Companies and Financiers

Resolutions in Opposition of Fossil Fuel Production Facilities or Infrastructure

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