(2) fast environmental actions!

STATE ACTION: Ask your state legislators to take the “No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge.”

(From +350 Conejo/San Fernando Valley) Fossil Fuel Money is Toxic! Every election year, fossil fuel companies spend millions to stop climate action and maintain their profits. During the 2020 election cycle, California legislators received more than $3 million in fossil fuel-affiliated money — and a third of those dollars went to Democrats. 

To make real progress on climate, we need elected officials who will stand up for the planet, not polluters. We’re partnering with the team behind the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge to keep our California legislators accountable. Please contact your representatives and urge them to take the pledge to reject contributions over $200 from individuals and companies connected to fossil fuels. 

Taking the pledge means that a politician or candidate’s campaign will adopt a policy to not knowingly accept any contributions over $200 from the PACs, lobbyists, or SEC-named executives of fossil fuel companies — companies whose primary business is the extraction, processing, distribution, or sale of oil, gas, or coal.

ACTION: Use the form on this page (https://action.greencal.org/action/no-fossil-fuels) to find your representatives. Scroll down to see if your representatives have already signed the pledge. (State Senator Henry Stern is on the list. Can’t find Limón, Bennett or Irwin yet.) Write them using the form included or call/email them the old-fashioned way.

  • State Senator Monique Limón (SD-19): email, SAC (916) 651-4019, SB (805) 965-0862, OX (805)988-1940 
  • State Assemblymember Steve Bennett: (CA-37): email, SAC (916) 319-2037, SB (805) 564-1649, VTA (805) 641-3700
  • State Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin: (CA-44): email, SAC (916) 319-2044, CAM (805) 482-1904, OX (805) 483-4488
  • Not your people? Which assemblymember/state senator is mine?: findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov.

VENTURA COUNTY ACTION: Get ready to protect our drinking water – VOTE “YES” ON MEASURES A & B for Consistant Oil Drilling Permit Environmental Requirements

(from www.cfrog.org) Hey, everyone! Remember when our County Supervisors did the right thing in 2020 by passing regulations requiring that new oil and gas wells conform to modern rules that protect our health, agriculture and water?

Remember how the gas and oil companies then paid an army of signature gatherers to get enough names to freeze the Supervisor’s decision and send the issue to the ballot as a referendum this June?

Why? Because these companies want to keep drilling thousands of new wells using their antiquated permits, some of which are nearly a hundred years old. What’s at risk is very modern, however and as near as your kitchen tap, or the food on your plate. Of the 6900 wells in Ventura County, 1017 of them either sit on top of our county’s aquifers or were drilled through at least one aquifer, if not layers of aquifers. The law of averages, as described in the slide below, does not favor our safety.

Your “YES” vote on Measures A & B on June 7th, 2022, will create one set of rules—instead of two sets currently used— and one consistent permitting process. This will better protect our drinking water in communities across Ventura County. Learn about the best solution for the permit problem that will protect our drinking water.

ACTION: The fossil fuel industry paid almost a million dollars to get on the ballot to evade our County Supervisors’ rules requiring up-to-date permits and EIRs for new wells. They will assuredly spend more than that in a campaign to “gaslight” us into believing that their corporate interests are more important than our rights to clean water, air and food.

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