Elected Officials to Protect California


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PR: Historic heat waves and drought

Historic heat waves and drought shows California must phase out fracking sooner, and end oil & gas permits now, as industry uses too much water, say 315 elected officials 315 elected officials say Gov. Newsmon must declare climate emergency for CA to save our water from oil and gas industry A predicted heat wave will … PR: Historic heat waves and drought Read More »

PR: Culver City, Ventura County, San Luis Obispo show way forward to 100 percent clean energy

Historic drought shows California must phase out fracking sooner, and end oil & gas permits now, as industry uses too much water, say 315 elected officials Culver City, Ventura Co., and San Luis Obispo show the way forward to achieve 100 percent clean energy Nearly 95 percent of the state is experiencing a severe drought, … PR: Culver City, Ventura County, San Luis Obispo show way forward to 100 percent clean energy Read More »

PR: Newsom bans oil 2045

Over 315 bipartisan elected officials urge Gov. Newsom to take immediate action to protect communities suffering from deadly fossil fuel pollution now with setbacks Newsom said he will move CA away from oil by 2045 — Bipartisan elected officials say that’s too late to protect children in frontline and fenceline communities from deadly pollution On … PR: Newsom bans oil 2045 Read More »

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Bipartisan group of hundreds of officials thanks Newsom for ending fracking by 2024 but urges immediate action to protect the health of communities suffering from deadly fossil fuel pollution California Chapter of Elected Officials to Protect America’s Response to Governor Newsom’s announcement to establish path to end oil drilling by 2045 Today, Governor Gavin Newsom … PR: eopa-california-statement-newsom-bans-oil-2045 Read More »

PR: Over 315 Californian elected officials herald Senate Bill 467

Over 315 Californian elected officials herald Senate Bill 467 as it phases out fracking, protects the health of communities and provides a just transition for industry workers With oil usage being phased out globally, and Biden about to announce new clean energy goals EOPA-CA says it’s time CA took action to become the clean energy … PR: Over 315 Californian elected officials herald Senate Bill 467 Read More »

PR: California asks why does the state refine more oil & gas than residents use?

Elected Officials to Protect America – California asks why does the state refine more oil & gas than residents use? EOPA – CA questions the policy of importing dirty oil and gas to be refined, damaging the health of frontline communities, only to export some of it Last September, Governor Newsom signed an executive order … PR: California asks why does the state refine more oil & gas than residents use? Read More »

PR: Over 40 barrels of oil spilled endangering LA communities – EOPA-CA says time to phase out all Inglewood Oil Field production

Over 40 barrels of oil spilled endangering LA communities – EOPA-CA says time to phase out all Inglewood Oil Field production EOPA-CA looks to the future when the Inglewood Oil Field is transformed into the largest urban park on the west coast The Inglewood Oil Field is vast. It is the largest contiguous urban oil … PR: Over 40 barrels of oil spilled endangering LA communities – EOPA-CA says time to phase out all Inglewood Oil Field production Read More »

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

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

Over 130 Elected Officials to Protect America urge President-elect Biden to enact National Climate Emergency Plan — States can only do so much

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 California Elected officials say that state ravaged by climate disasters, recession, and COVID needs a clean energy economy Our nation is wracked by pandemics, racial injustice, hurricanes, flooding, droughts and … Over 130 Elected Officials to Protect America urge President-elect Biden to enact National Climate Emergency Plan — States can only do so much Read More »

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.

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....

50+ Bay Area Officials Call on Gov. Brown to Phase Out Oil and Gas Production in California

OAKLAND, Calif.— Echoing severe concerns that fossil fuel production threatens the health and safety of residents, scores of Bay Area officials are joining with more than 150 local officials from a majority of counties across California calling on Governor Jerry Brown calling for a statewide plan to phase out oil and gas drilling. The growing network of state, county, and city officials, Elected Officials to Protect California, is taking action both within their respective districts and across California to end the extraction of dirty fossil fuel 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...