We represent health professionals and students in Brentwood, Antioch, throughout the Bay Area and Sacramento dedicated to protecting and improving the health of our patients and our communities. The health impacts of oil and gas development are well-documented. As health professionals dedicated to preventing disease and caring for people living and working in Contra Costa County, we are asking for an end to new permitting of oil and gas drilling in Contra Costa County and phase out of existing drilling, to protect the public from the well documented negative health impacts of oil and gas development.
On January 25, 2022, the Antioch City Council approved a permanent ban on oil and gas drilling, production, and exploratory operations within city limits. On March 22, 2022 Brentwood City Council unanimously approved an immediate moratorium on oil and gas drilling while simultaneously preparing an ordinance to ban drilling. On September 15, 2021 Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to end new permitting of oil and gas drilling and phase out existing drilling, with protective provisions for those fossil fuel workers whose jobs could be impacted. Contra Costa County also can and must take a leading role in protecting its children and their families from the toxic health impacts of oil and gas development.
Health professionals and students in the Bay Area and Sacramento please voice your support by adding your signature below.
This letter was submitted to Contra Costa county Board of Supervisors on 5/10, and will be resubmitted for the next hearing, please distribute widely.
Read our full letter to Contra Costa County: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lZAdCcBVQuH0xtrnq7FSz5DRTwljtfGUZXeI_uppkp4/edit