Three quick environmental actions you can do this weekend!

  • Action #1: California residents – Send in a comment to Newsom to tell him we agree with his draft resolution on drilling!
  • Action #2: Sign a petition/send an email to Gov. Newsom to protect rooftop solar.
  • Action #3: Comment on super-emitter SoCalGas facility near EP Foster Elementary in W. Ventura. DEADLINE: Monday, November 15

Action #1: California residents – Send in a comment to Newsom to tell him we agree with his draft resolution on drilling!

(vision-ca.org) Right now, more than 2 Million Californians are living and breathing the toxic health impacts of oil and gas drilling sites in their neighborhoods. An end to chronic asthma and cancer in our neighborhoods is in sight. Just last month, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a draft regulation to stop new drilling within 3,200 feet of homes, hospitals, schools, and other sensitive receptors.

Now, a 60 day comment period allows the public to raise our voices to to be heard over the thundering voice of Big Oil familiar to us in Ventura County!

Add your comment with just ONE click here! We need as many as possible! The oil industry will be driving comments too.

Be even more impactful by adding a short personal comment, such as:

  • The public health experts’ report makes it clear that living near an oil & gas well is extremely unhealthy.
  • California must begin the phasing out of all oil wells in the 3200′ setback area. 
  • CalGem must agree to ban all new permits in the setback area until the final rule is in effect.
  • CalGem must have the back of Ventura County that has been forced into a costly ballot referendum in June over setbacks and other issues. Cities & counties that adopt health and safety regulations should not be burdened with costly lawsuits and referendums. 
  • HOW DOES THIS AFFECT YOUR HEALTH AND THAT OF YOUR KIDS, PARENTS, NEIGHBORS, etc.

For more information on the dangerous health impacts of oil drilling in neighborhoods, click here.

Tell CalGem to lead and please share with every Californian you know! This statewide action will make it easier for Ventura County to defend setbacks in court and defeat the June referendum.

Action #2: Sign a petition/send an email to Gov. Newsom to protect rooftop solar.

(Indivisible CA Green Team) The ask is for everyone to please sign this petition below to Gov. Newsom to protect rooftop solar.

We have 50,000 comments and we need 100,000 by Thanksgiving, and will deliver the comments on 12/1, to influence the proposed decision that we expect to come out on 12/10.

Can you please sign this petition (https://www.savecaliforniasolar.org/sign-petition) and share widely to everyone you know?

We know Indivisible helped Newsom beat his recall. We should be able to influence him on this.

Thanks to all of you for helping us kill AB 1139 the bill to kill rooftop solar in California. We think you already know this happened. We were successful in killing it. 

Now the bad news is the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is poised to do the exact same thing. Kill rooftop solar in California and justifying it on the lie that there is a cost shift. Its a lie and now proven by this study that shows rooftop solar, if its not killed, will save California $120 billion over the next 30 years. So not only is rooftop solar not a cost shift but it is a cost savings for everyone.

But the CPUC has been a captive agency for the utilities for a long time and does not care about protecting Califronia from the wildfires and blackouts and high energy costs all caused by the utilities, they want to protect utility profits and are poised in the next weeks to kill rooftop solar. 

Governor Newsom is the decider. Our governor absolutely tells CPUC what to do. And thus far Newsom has said nothing to stop what the CPUC is already indicating they will do.

We cannot get to 100% clean energy without rooftop solar. We need much more not less than we already have.

In addition, email Newsom directly here with your concerns: https://govapps.gov.ca.gov/gov40mail/

FINISHED – Action #3: Comment on super-emitter SoCalGas facility near EP Foster Elementary in W. Ventura. DEADLINE: Monday, November 15

(Food & Water Watch and the Conejo Climate Coalition) Due to community pressure (!!!), SoCalGas is asking for public input on their proposed expansion of the super-emitting compressor station in Ventura County.

This is the same company responsible for the worst gas blowout in U.S. history at its Aliso Canyon facility in Los Angeles. SoCalGas has got to go!

Public comment is being accepted until Monday, November 15. Submit your public comment today — tell SoCalGas to shut down this dangerous compressor and get out of our neighborhood!

Submit your public comment here!

This compressor station has been identified as a super-emitter by NASA. It pollutes our air, putting the nearby community at increased risk of health conditions like asthma and various cancers.

The SoCalGas facility is located right next to EP Foster Elementary in West Ventura, posing health risks and the risk of explosion to our children. This compressor should not be here — we must demand that SoCalGas move it out of our community now!

Let’s stand together to demand that SoCalGas shuts the Ventura Compressor Station down, moves the project elsewhere, and provides a full Environmental Impact Report for the project!

If we don’t send any comments before the deadline, SoCalGas will try to justify moving forward with this dangerous expansion. 

We’re not only fighting to get SoCalGas out of our community. We’re also fighting against SoCalGas intruding upon other communities in Los Angeles with their Aliso Canyon and Playa del Rey facilities.

SoCalGas only cares about its bottom line. Food & Water Watch is fighting to stop SoCalGas and fossil fuel companies across the country from putting people’s health and safety at risk for corporate profits.

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