Nizgui Gomez has fond memories of growing up in Wilmington: going to the waterside park with her cousins, getting ice cream from an ice cream truck. The problem: right next to the park was the Phillips 66 oil refinery, polluting the air and making children sick. “Children play near there. It definitely makes me frustrated that we have these industries next to our parks. I don’t think it’s fair we have to settle to that.”
Now, Nizgui is an organizer with Communities for a Better Environment fighting for a #FutureBeyondOil for Wilmington and frontline communities across California.
Join Nizgui in calling on Governor Newsom to direct his top air regulators to plan for a phaseout of fossil fuels in California: Call (866) 932-1358 or head to caleja.us/newsom to take action. 📞📞
“We need a target date to phase out fossil fuels in California. Politicians need to do better for the people who elected them in that position. They need to actually hear our voices because that’s not something that they’re doing. And if that’s not something that they’re willing to do, then we’re going to kick them out.”
See Nizgui in this 4-minute video, Wilmington Beyond Oil, here.
Right now, the Governor is directing CARB to include mythic, oversized carbon capture and removal targets in the statewide climate plan—targets that let the oil and gas industry off the hook to continue polluting in working class communities. Meanwhile, the draft plan lacks a clear timeline for an oil and gas phaseout.
Join the California Environmental Justice Alliance and residents across California to call on Governor Newsom to support:
- an economy-wide plan for a fossil fuel phaseout with
- no carbon capture scams in the 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan.
Urge Governor Newsom to direct his top air regulators to plan for a phaseout of fossil fuels in California: Call (866) 932-1358 or head to caleja.us/newsom to take action. 📞📞