California: Speak Up to Safeguard Communities from Toxic Oil Drilling!

California: Speak Up to Safeguard Communities from Toxic Oil Drilling!

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Right now, millions of Californians live within one mile of an active, polluting oil or gas well.

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Artwork by California based artist Smug Morenita

Right now, millions of Californians live within one mile of an active, polluting oil or gas well.

Many of these people are in low-income communities and communities of color, and face a variety of increased health risks, like asthma, premature birth, fetal death, cancer, and other health problems. Nearby drilling also threatens these overburdened communities with the risk of devastating oil spills. And dirty fossil fuels are driving worsening climate change.

Thankfully, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a proposed rule which would require a 3,200-foot setback buffer between new oil wells and places where people live, work, and go to school. And the rule would also help limit the impact of existing drilling on communities.

This rule is a BIG step in the right direction. But we must also pressure CA leaders to do everything they can to protect the millions of Californians who currently live near an existing oil or gas well, as well as phase out all oil drilling and transition the workforce.

Tell CA state leaders to protect communities from dangerous neighborhood drilling! Submit a public comment before December 21.
Tell CA state leaders to protect communities from dangerous neighborhood drilling! Submit a public comment before December 21.

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Protect CA communities from neighborhood drilling!

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