SEND A LETTER
Last week, from the frontlines of our state’s wildfires (which are still burning), Governor Newsom declared, “This is a climate damn emergency.” He called our climate goals inadequate, and vowed to accelerate efforts to decarbonize the economy. 350 Bay Area Action has put together an easy way to send him a strong message now.
- Click “Comment”
- Under topic, click on “Energy issues/concerns”
- Your message [cut and paste this message, or write your own]:
Governor Newsom, I agree with you that the climate emergency requires fast action, and you must accelerate the state’s goal to decarbonize our economy:
1. Move up the deadline for our goal of 100 percent clean electricity to 2030 from 2045.
2. Use your Executive Authority to STOP issuing any more permits for oil and gas drilling and fracking.
3. We must ELECTRIFY our buildings. Ban new natural gas connections.
California is counting on you to lead us out of this unprecedented crisis.
Please act now!
[Your name, City]
SIGN A PETITION
Last Chance Alliance has put together a handy petition we can sign. Governor Newsom needs to hear from us that we’re well past debating denial. We need him to walk his talk and stop #FuelingtheFlames. It’s #OurLastChance. Here’s how:
🛑STOP new fossil fuel permits
💧DROP existing oil production
🌇ROLL out a 2,500-ft buffer
Fires have ravaged California, leaving families and whole communities devastated in their wake. Newsom has rightly linked the intensity and severity of these fires to the climate emergency. Yet, California remains one of the top oil and gas producers in the nation and under Newsom is actually increasing oil and gas permit approvals. This year alone Newsom has handed out over 1,500 oil and gas permits. Rather than take immediate action to wind down fossil fuel extraction, he has continued to fuel the flames by issuing permits for Big Oil to dig, burn, and dump toxins, in low-income communities of color.
Tell Gov. Newsom to stop fueling the flames by halting new oil and gas permits and phasing out fossil fuels in California.