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EOPCA Warns Newsom Puts Some Citizens at Greater Health Risk Issuing New Fracking Permits -12 More Issued Pre-Holiday Weekend

EOPCA Warns Newsom Puts Some Citizens at Greater Health Risk Issuing New Fracking Permits -12 More Issued Pre-Holiday Weekend EOPCA Warns Newsom Puts Some Citizens at Greater Health Risk Issuing New Fracking Permits -12 More Issued Pre-Holiday Weekend SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA. — Amid a global health pandemic, with COVID-19 targeting the respiratory systems of over 200,000 in the … EOPCA Warns Newsom Puts Some Citizens at Greater Health Risk Issuing New Fracking Permits -12 More Issued Pre-Holiday Weekend Read More »


EOPCA urges Governor Newsom to learn from Culver City and help cities across the state

PRESS RELEASES Elected Officials to Protect California see Culver City as an example for other municipalities EOPCA urges Governor Newsom to learn from Culver City and help cities across the state Culver City took a stand towards independence from the oil industry late in the evening of October 26, when the council voted unanimously in … EOPCA urges Governor Newsom to learn from Culver City and help cities across the state Read More »


Elected Officials to Protect CA to Newsom: No more flip-flops

PRESS RELEASES Elected Officials to Protect CA to Newsom: No more flip-flops Culver City, and Ventura County show Gov. Newsom it is possible to protect citizens from drilling and create jobs while phasing out fossil fuels Regardless of California’s reputation as an environmental leader fighting climate change, the state seems to have forgotten what’s most … Elected Officials to Protect CA to Newsom: No more flip-flops Read More »


Latino farming communities hardest by COVID-19 — elected officials urge Newsom to address systemic racism and help them

PRESS RELEASES Latino farming communities hardest by COVID-19 — elected officials urge Newsom to address systemic racism and help them​ Elected Officials to Protect California demand Newsom insures equitable recovery for all The California Latino community has been disproportionately infected by the coronavirus. Latinos make up 39% of the population in the state, but account … Latino farming communities hardest by COVID-19 — elected officials urge Newsom to address systemic racism and help them Read More »


EOPCA’s video statements to Governor Newsom telling him to keep his word to transition to 100% renewable energy — set the date to 2035 and stop CA from being one of America’s top crude oil producer

PRESS RELEASES EOPCA’s video statements to Governor Newsom telling him to keep his word to transition to 100% renewable energy — set the date to 2035 and stop CA from being one of America’s top crude oil producer EOPCA held a press conference with Meghan Sahli-Wells former Culver City Mayor, and current Council-member, as well … EOPCA’s video statements to Governor Newsom telling him to keep his word to transition to 100% renewable energy — set the date to 2035 and stop CA from being one of America’s top crude oil producer Read More »


Governor keep your word to transition to 100% renewable energy — set the date to 2035 and stop CA from being one of America’s top crude oil producer

PRESS RELEASES Governor keep your word to transition to 100% renewable energy — set the date to 2035 and stop CA from being one of America’s top crude oil producer​ While 315 elected officials applaud Newsom’s executive order — it’s not enough, he needs to declare a state of emergency for the climate crisis “We … Governor keep your word to transition to 100% renewable energy — set the date to 2035 and stop CA from being one of America’s top crude oil producer Read More »


Newsom: Stop propping up the oil/gas industries, declare a state of emergency for the climate crisis

PRESS RELEASES Newsom: Stop propping up the oil/gas industries, declare a state of emergency for the climate crisis Few Californians were spared from the grueling heat wave that recently baked the state. Not only were they coping with life-threatening heat: they were forced to live with an energy regime that, when they most need support … Newsom: Stop propping up the oil/gas industries, declare a state of emergency for the climate crisis Read More »


300+ Elected Officials to Protect California urge Gov. Newsom to lead on health issue and put safety buffer zones around oil and gas wells now

PRESS RELEASES 300+ Elected Officials to Protect California urge Gov. Newsom to lead on health issue and put safety buffer zones around oil and gas wells now​ Without set-back safety zones thousands become sick – with Covid-19 there’s an increased risk for essential farmworkers Some are stunned when they realize California is the third-largest producer … 300+ Elected Officials to Protect California urge Gov. Newsom to lead on health issue and put safety buffer zones around oil and gas wells now Read More »


300+ Elected Officials to Protect California urge Gov. Newsom to lead on health issues and put safety buffer zones around oil and gas wells now.

300+ Elected Officials to Protect California urge Gov. Newsom to lead on health issue and put safety buffer zones around oil and gas wells now​ 300+ Elected Officials to Protect California urge Gov. Newsom to lead on health issue and put safety buffer zones around oil and gas wells now Without set-back safety zones thousands … 300+ Elected Officials to Protect California urge Gov. Newsom to lead on health issues and put safety buffer zones around oil and gas wells now. Read More »


Elected Officials to Protect America asks Governor Newsom to use executive order and establish safety setbacks from oil & gas wells

PRESS RELEASES Elected Officials to Protect America asks Governor Newsom to use executive order and establish safety setbacks from oil & gas wells Across America people who live near oil and gas wells get sick, they deserve 2,500-foot safety/health setback zones Parents naturally want the best health outcomes for their children. Yet too many families … Elected Officials to Protect America asks Governor Newsom to use executive order and establish safety setbacks from oil & gas wells Read More »


CA can start to mitigate fire season by stopping fossil fuel production

CA can start to mitigate fire season by stopping fossil fuel production CA can start to mitigate fire season by stopping fossil fuel production ​ Elected officials to Protect CA want Newsom to take action combating climate change now — before it’s too late​ California has been shattering records and trouncing projections as cases of … CA can start to mitigate fire season by stopping fossil fuel production Read More »


Elected Officials Warn Leaking Oil and Gas Wells in California are a Disaster Waiting to Happen

PRESS RELEASES Elected Officials Warn Leaking Oil and Gas Wells in California are a Disaster Waiting to Happen Elected Officials to Protect California urge Governor Newsom end new permits for drilling to prevent toxic taxpayer burden as oil companies declare bankruptcy Map of California’s Idle Oil Wells, Fractracker, https://www.fractracker.org/2019/04/idle-wells-are-a-major-risk/ Sacramento, CA- In the midst of … Elected Officials Warn Leaking Oil and Gas Wells in California are a Disaster Waiting to Happen Read More »


Elected Officials to Protect California see Culver City as an example for other municipalities

EOPCA urges Governor Newsom to learn from Culver City and help cities across the state Elected Officials to Protect California see Culver City as an example for other municipalities EOPCA urges Governor Newsom to learn from Culver City and help cities across the state Culver City took a stand towards independence from the oil industry … Elected Officials to Protect California see Culver City as an example for other municipalities Read More »


Elected Officials to Protect California urge Newsom for a clean energy stimulus package to insure equitable recovery for all – Current record low interest rates are opportunity for a stimulus bond package

EOPCA urges Newsom for a clean energy stimulus package to insure equitable recovery for all EOPCA urges Newsom for a clean energy stimulus package to insure equitable recovery for all ​ Current record low interest rates are opportunity for a stimulus bond package Racial cleavages are strikingly clear as COVID-19 has underscored our nation’s economic … Elected Officials to Protect California urge Newsom for a clean energy stimulus package to insure equitable recovery for all – Current record low interest rates are opportunity for a stimulus bond package Read More »


100+ Local Electeds Launch New Network with Letter Calling on Gov. Brown to Phase Out Oil and Gas Production in CA Letter Says Keeping State’s Fossil Fuels in the Ground Necessary to Protect Public Health and Lead on Climate Change

Press Releases 100+ Local Electeds Launch New Network with Letter Calling on Gov. Brown to Phase Out Oil and Gas Production in CA Letter Says Keeping State’s Fossil Fuels in the Ground Necessary to Protect Public Health and Lead on Climate Change SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Echoing serious concerns from citizens whose health and safety are threatened … 100+ Local Electeds Launch New Network with Letter Calling on Gov. Brown to Phase Out Oil and Gas Production in CA Letter Says Keeping State’s Fossil Fuels in the Ground Necessary to Protect Public Health and Lead on Climate Change Read More »


On Valentines Day, 300+ Elected Officials Ask Gov. Newsom to “Show His Love for California” and Phase Out Oil and Gas Production​

On Valentines Day, 300+ Elected Officials Ask Gov. Newsom to “Show His Love for California” and Phase Out Oil and Gas Production On Valentines Day, 300+ Elected Officials Ask Gov. Newsom to “Show His Love for California” and Phase Out Oil and Gas Production SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA.—  On Valentines Day, a bipartisan group of hundreds of … On Valentines Day, 300+ Elected Officials Ask Gov. Newsom to “Show His Love for California” and Phase Out Oil and Gas Production​ Read More »


After climate summit, 250 CA mayors, officials urge Gov. Brown to walk his talk, end permitting of fossil fuels

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.— Days after Governor Jerry Brown hosted the U.N. Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, 250 mayors, county supervisors, and elected officials from a majority of counties across California are urging the Governor to walk his talk on climate leadership by creating a statewide plan to phase out oil and gas drilling that is harming public health and worsening climate change. “The Governor says that no state has done more on climate change,” said Culver City Vice Mayor Meghan Sahli-Wells, co-chair of Elected Officials to Protect California. “Tell that to the 5.4 million Californians that live with a mile of oil and gas wells, including in my community, breathing poisoned air from dirty drilling.” A growing bipartisan…


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.


June 26,

100+ Local Electeds Launch New Network with Letter Calling on Gov. Brown to Phase Out Oil and Gas Production in CA Letter Says Keeping State’s Fossil Fuels in the Ground Necessary to Protect Public Health and Lead on Climate Change 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.