Category Archives: California Gov. Gavin Newsom

225 California elected officials call on Gov. Newsom to phase out all fossil fuel production

By Elected Officials to Protect California (EOPC), June 5, 2019
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“The era of reliance on dangerous and polluting fossil fuels must end, and California will lead the way.”

More than 225 elected officials from 41 counties representing more than 16 million Californians agree.

Governor Newsom,

Please join us in protecting our climate, communities, and health. We call on you to:

  1. Place a moratorium on new oil and gas well permits and other new fossil fuel projects.
  2. Develop a plan to phase-out all fossil fuel production and immediately halt drilling within 2,500 feet of homes, schools, hospitals, playgrounds, and farms.
  3. Invest in a Just Transition to 100% clean, renewable energy to support communities, families, and workers.


…signed by over 225 California elected officials …

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    From California to Alberta: we must stand against tar sands

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    The science is in— tar sands oil is much dirtier than conventional crude. It has an outsized climate impact, is terrible for air quality, and when it spills it’s much harder to clean up than conventional crude oil. And now Phillips 66 wants to expand its refinery to process more tar sands in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    This would significantly increase the amount of oil tankers coming into the Phillips 66 refinery in the bay! In addition to its negative impacts on California,increasing tar sands production is bad for indigenous communities at the source in Alberta, and transporting it via oil tankers threatens devastating oil spills in the waters of British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon as well.

    It’s important that the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, Gov. Newsom, and other key decision makers do everything they can to stop Phillips 66 from completing this expansion project.

    Thanks to public pressure from people like you, in 2017 we defeated Phillip 66’s plan to build an oil train terminal in San Luis Obispo that would have also imported tar sands. Phillips 66’s marine terminal and refinery expansion is their last ditch effort to bring more dangerous and dirty tar sands to their Bay Area refinery and we need your help. Will you join us in urging Gov. Newsom and other key decision makers to reject this harmful proposal?

    To BAAQMD, Contra Costa Board of Supervisors, Gov. Newsom, and other key decision makers in California:

    Tar sands oil harms our air, water, climate, and indigenous communities. We respectfully urge you to reject Phillips 66’s refinery expansion that would double the number of tankers delivering to their refinery and allow them to process tar sands.

    To add your voice, click here.