SB 467, the bill to ban extreme extraction and establish 2,500-foot health and safety buffers between oil wells and sensitive sites like homes and schools, died last week in the Senate Natural Resources Committee when three Democrats voted no or abstained.
But the fight is not over! The bill has been amended and would now solely require 2,500 setbacks. The amended bill will be heard in the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee on Tuesday, April 27—but only if we can get one more vote.
Please call Senator Susan Eggman, our key target on the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee, at 855-971-2589, and tell her to vote YES on SB 467.
We need only one more vote for the bill to pass this committee, and Senator Eggman said she would support a setbacks-only bill, which is exactly what SB 467 is now. It’s time to hold her accountable!
Here is a suggested message: “Hi, my name is __________, and I’m a California resident. I’m calling to share my disappointment with Senator Eggman on her decision to vote against SB 467 last week.
So many of our communities are struggling to survive fossil fuel pollution. I’m asking you to change your vote to YES on SB 467.
You said you would support a setbacks-only bill. Now it’s time to keep your word. Stand up to California’s legacy of environmental racism, protect our children and support commonsense health and safety setbacks. Please stand with the majority of Californians and vote YES on SB 467.”