Join 600+ Organizations in Last Chance Alliance: Letter to California Governor Gavin Newsom
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[En français ci-dessous]

Governor Gavin Newsom
c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814
U.S.A.

Dear Governor Newsom,

As environmental, health, justice, faith, labor, community, parent, indigenous rights and consumer organizations from California and around the world, we strongly urge you to champion a vision for California that looks beyond fossil fuels to a future that is safe and healthy for everyone.

Devastating fires, floods, droughts, and sea level rise are upon us today — and the world’s leading scientists warn we have only eleven years to make substantial progress in the transition away from fossil fuels to avert catastrophic harms. While California has taken steps to reduce consumption of fossil fuels, it remains one of the largest oil producers in the United States, and the producer of some of the world’s most climate-polluting oil.

California currently has no plan to address the dirty and dangerous oil and gas extraction within its own borders nor to meaningfully address environmentally and socially harmful crude imported into our state from the Amazon rainforest, Canadian tar sands, and elsewhere. Low-income communities and communities of color disproportionately suffer not only the many impacts of climate disruption, but also from health and safety harms of proximity to oil and gas wells and infrastructure.

In addition to the direct health harms, there is no room for new fossil fuel extraction if the world is to limit warming to achieve the Paris goals and avert catastrophe. The reserves in currently operating oil and gas fields alone, even with no coal, would take the world well beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming if extracted and burned. The unavoidable fact is that many existing oil and gas fields and coal mines will need to be closed before their reserves are fully extracted to limit warming to below 1.5 degrees.

As federal lawmakers consider proposals for a Green New Deal and as you develop the agenda for the next four years of progress on environmental justice and climate action in California, you have the opportunity to set a global standard for climate leadership — one that prioritizes health, justice, and equity.

These challenges will only be addressed with large scale, ambitious action. Given the climate and public-health emergency, we call on you to:

1. STOP new fossil fuel projects: Lead by issuing no new permits for oil and gas extraction, fossil fuel infrastructure, or petrochemical projects in California.

2. DROP existing production: Set a national and global precedent by becoming the first oil-producing state to announce a phase out of existing production in line with the Paris climate goals and a just and equitable transition that protects workers, communities, and economies.

3. ROLL out science-based setbacks. Begin by phasing out existing oil production in places that are suffering most from the impacts of fossil fuel extraction — mostly frontline and fenceline communities, low-income communities and communities of color — by creating a 2500-foot health and safety buffer zone between fossil-fuel infrastructure and homes, schools, and other sensitive sites.

We urge you to prioritize the voices of and organizations led by frontline and fenceline communities — families, workers, health professionals and youth — in the visioning and implementation of a just transition off of a fossil-fuel economy. You have the ability to make California the largest world economy to commit to phasing out oil and gas extraction while ensuring a fair and just transition and the creation of family-sustaining jobs that are safe for people and the planet.

In so doing, you will not only help protect the health and safety of 39 million Californians who now look to you to set a vision that moves us beyond fossil fuels, but you will also make California a leader in ensuring a more equitable and healthy future for billions of people around the world. Will you join us in rising to the greatest challenge of our times?

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350 Bay Area Action
350 Bay Area Fossil Fuel Resistance
350 Bellingham
350 Chicago
350 Colorado
350 Conejo / San Fernando Valley
350 Eastside
350 Eugene
350 Eugene
350 Fairfax
350 Loudoun
350 Marin
350 Mass for a Better Future
350 Mass Metro North Node
350 Montgomery County
350 New Orleans
350 Oregon Central Coast
350 PDX
350 Petaluma
350 Riverside
350 Sacramento
350 Santa Barbara
350 Santa Cruz
350 Seattle
350 Silicon Valley
350 South Bay Los Angeles
350 Triangle
350 Ventura County Climate Hub
350 Wichita (Kansas)
350.org
350Kishwaukee (IL)
5 Gyres
99Rootz
Abibiman Foundation
Action Environnement Basses Laurentides
AF3IRM Los Angeles
AGUA
Agua Potable y Alcantarillado del Perú - FENTAP
Alaska Community Action on Toxics
Alaska Inter-Tribal Council
Alaska's Big Village Network
Alianza Mexicana contra el Fracking
Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, Inc
Alive Today Enterprises
Allamakee Counrty Protectors - Education Campaign
Alliance for Community Transit - Los Angeles
Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM)
Amazon Watch
Amigos de la Tierra
Amigos del Río San Rodrigo, A.C.
Animal Legal Defense Fund
Animals Are Sentient Beings, Inc.
Animas Valley Institute
Another Gulf Is Possible
Anthropocene Alliance
Arab Youth Climate Movement-Lebanon
Arise for Social Justice
Arvadans for Progressive Action
Asian Pacific Environmental Network
Australian Forests and Climate Alliance
Australian Marine Conservation Society
Aytzim: Ecological Judaism
Azul
Ban Fracking CA
Bay Area Labor Committee for Peace & Justice
Bay Area-System Change not Climate Change
Beacon Presbyterian Fellowship
Berks Gas Truth
Berliner Wassertisch
Bernal Heights Democratic Club
Beyond Extreme Energy
BIMBA Inc.
Biofuelwatch
Blue Frontier
BOL/Bridge of Life
Breast Cancer Action
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners
Breathe Easy Susquehanna County
Bridgerland Audubon Society
Brownie Mary Democratic Club of San Francisco
Bucks Environmental Action
Buddhist Global Relief
BYO Long Beach
Calicanto Us
California Communities Against Toxics
California Environmental Justice Alliance
California Environmental Justice Coalition (CEJC)
California For Progress
California Interfaith Power & Light
California Partnership
California Prison Moratorium Project
California Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC-CA)
California Student Sustainability Coalition
Californians Against Fracking and Dangerous Drilling
Californians for Alternatives to Toxics
Californians for Western Wilderness
Canadian Engaged Buddhism Association
Canadian Union of Postal Workers/Syndicat des trailleurs et travailleuses des postes
Carbon Market Watch
Care About Climate
Carson Connected
Catholic Divestment Network
CatholicNetwork.US
Catskill Mountainkeeper
cedamia
Center for Biological Diversity
Center for Climate Change and Health
Center for Critical Environmental & Global Literacy (CCEGL)
Center for Emergent Diplomacy
Center for Environmental Health
Center for Environmentally Responsible Building Alternatives
Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)
Center for Sustainable Economy
Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment
Central California Asthma Collaborative
Central California Environmental Justice Network - CCEJN
CEO Pipe Organs/Golden Ponds Farm
CERBAT: Center for Environmentally Recycled Building Alternatives
Ceres Community Project
Charter for Compassion
Chico 350 Butte County
Church Women United in New York State
Circle Pines Center
Citizens Acting For Rail Safety- Lacrosse
Citizens Coalition for a Safe Community
Ciudadanos Del Karso
Clean Coast
Clear View Project
Climate 911
Climate Action Monaro
Climate Action Mondays
Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe
Climate Action Network Canada
Climate Action Network Eastern Africa
Climate Defense Project
Climate Emergency Institute
Climate First: Replacing Oil & Gas
Climate Hawks Vote
Climate Justice Alliance
Climate March
Climate Reality Project - Hawaii Chapter
Climate Reality Project - Orange County CA Chapter
Climate Reality Project Los Angeles
Climate Reality Project Santa Barbara
Climate Reality Project SF Bay Area Chapter
Climate Reality: Santa Clara County, CA chapter
Climate Strike Santa Barbara
ClimateMama
Cloverdale Indivisible
Coal River Mountain Watch
Coalition Against Pilgrim Pipeline NJ
Coalition of Museums for Climate Justice
Coast Democratic Club
COLTURA
Columbus Community Bill of Rights
Communities for a Better Environment
Community Action for Healing Poverty Organization
Concerned Health Professionals of New York
Congregation of Our Lady of the Good Shepherd, US Provinces
Conservation Congress
Consumer Watchdog
Coordinadora de Organizaciones Campesinas e Indígenas de la Huasteca Potosina A.C.
Corporate Accountability
Corporate Ethics International
Corporate Europe Observatory
Corvallis Interfaith Climate Justice Committee
Courage Campaign
CREDO
CRI-AC !
Critica
CSUF College Democrats
Daily Acts Organization
Democrat Club of Rohnert Park
Democratic Club at the Villages
Democratic Club of Santa Maria Valley
Democratic Party Club CSU stanislaus
Denver Justice and Peace Committee
Diablo Rising Tide
Dietrick Institute for Applied Insect Ecology
Diversity 2000
Divest LA
Divest Smith College
Down to Earth Storytelling Project
DSA SF Ecosocialist Committee
Earth Care Advocates of First Congregational Church Sonoma
Earth Ethics, Inc.
Earth Guardians Bay Area Crew
Earthjustice
EarthRights International
Earthworks
East Area Progressive Democrats
East Bay Meditation Center
East Contra Costa Democratic Club
East County Democratic Club
East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice
Eastern Coyote/Coywolf Research
ECHO Action NH: #FossilFree603
Echotopia LLC
Eco-Conscience
Eco-Eating
EcoEquity
Ecologistas en Acción
Ecologistics, Inc.
Ecology Center
EJ/CJ Hub, UC Santa Barbara
El Cerrito Progressives
Elders Action Network
Elders Climate Action NorCal Chapter
Empowered African Youths Foundation
Endangered Habitats League
Energy Watch Group
Environment California
Environmental Action Committee of West Marin
Environmental Defense Center
Environmental Health Coalition
Environmental Justice Task Force of the WNY Peace Center
Environmental Protection Information Center
Eugene Interfaith Earthkeepers
Eurosolar Spain
FACTS (Families Advocating for Chemical and Toxics Safety
Fairmont, Minnesota Peace Group
Families Advocating for Chemical and Toxics Safety (FACTS)
Family Farm Defenders
Farmworker Association of Florida
Feel the Bern Democrats of Riverside County
Feminists in Action Los Angeles
Fís Nua
Food & Water Europe
Food & Water Watch
Food Democracy Now!
Food Empowerment Project
Fossil Free California
Foundation for Environment and Agriculture
Frac Sand Sentinel
Frack Free Illinois
Frack-Free Frostburg (Maryland)
Franciscan Action Network
Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, US Area
FreshWater Accountability Project
Friends Committee on Legislation of California
Friends of Harbors, Beaches & Parks
Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Friends of the Earth International
Friends of the Earth Netherlands
Friends of the Earth Scotland
Friends of the Earth U.S.
Friends of the Pogonip
Fundacion Madariaga
Fundacja Strefa Zieleni (Green Zone Foundation)
Gas Free Seneca
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives
Global Energy Monitor
Global Exchange
Grassroots Coalition
Grassroots Environmental Education
Grassroots Global Justice Alliance
Great Egg Harbor Watershed Association
Great Old Broads for Wilderness
Greater Highland Area Concerned Citizens
Greater New York Labor Religion Coalition
Green America
Green Deshis
Green Dream Campaign
Green Education and Legal Fund
Green For All
Green Party of Santa Clara County
Green Team, Unitarian Universalist Society of Greater Springfield
Green Way Society
Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice
GreenFaith
Greenpeace Canada
Greenpeace USA
Grupo Stop Petróleo Vila do Bispo
Guernsey County Citizens Support on Drilling Issue
Hands Across the Sand / Land
Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club Executive Board
Having Kids
Heal the Bay
Health Care Without Harm
HealthyPlanet
Herbicide Free Cal
Hip Hop Caucus
Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design
Hollywood United for a Healthy California
Holman United Methodist Church
Home Sharers Democratic Club
Honeydew Advisors
Honor the Earth
Hoosier Environmental Council
Houston Climate Protection Alliance
Howard County Climate Action (350.org local group in Maryland)
Howling For Wolves
Humboldt Move to Amend
Hunger Action Los Angeles
Hutchinson Island Preservation Initiative
Idaho Sporting Congress
Idle No More SF Bay
In The Public Interest
Indian Social Action Forum (INSAF)
Indigenous Environmental Network
Indivisible CA 39
Indivisible CA-43
Indivisible California Green Team
Indivisible Carpinteria
Indivisible Claremont / Inland Empire
Indivisible Eastern Plumas (CA)
Indivisible Euclid
Indivisible Kings County
Indivisible Marin
Indivisible Marin/Sonoma Team Pi
Indivisible OC 46
Indivisible Ojai Valley
Indivisible Sacramento
Indivisible Sonoma County
Indivisible South Bay - LA
Indivisible Ventura
Indivisible: Conejo
Indivisible: Rapid Response Team SLO
Indivisibles of Sherman Oaks
inNative
Inspiration of Sedona
Institute for Policy Studies
Interfaith Climate Action Network of Contra Costa County
International Marine Mammal Project of Earth Island Institute
Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement
Jewish Climate Action Network - MA
Justice Action Mobilization Network
Justicia Climática
Keep Ireland Fracking Free
Kiss the Ground
KyotoUSA
La Asamblea Veracruzana de Iniciativas y Defensa Ambiental
LA Forward
La Union Hace La Fuerza
Labor/Community Strategy Center
Labour, Health and Human Rights Development Centerve
Leap Lab
Let’s Go Farm
Lideres Campesinas
Liology Institute
Livelihoods Knowledge Exchange Netwokr
Local Clean Energy Alliance
Long Beach 350
Long Beach Gray Panthers
Los Padres ForestWatch
March And Rally Los Angeles
Mendocino Coast Jewish Community Justice Group
Mendocino Indivisible / Huddle
Mercedians Against Fracking
Mi Familia Vota
Mid-Missouri Peaceworks
Mill Valley Community Action Network (MVCAN)
Milwaukee Riverkeeper
Mission Blue
MLK Coalition of Greater Los Angeles
Mom Loves Taiwan Association
Moms Across America
MOMS Advocating Sustainability
Mooraprk Democratic Club
Mosquito Fleet
Mothers Out Front
Movement for a People's Party
Movement Generation
Movement Rights
Mt. Zion Community Outreach, Inc.
National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd
National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE)
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Nature Abounds
NC WARN
New Brunswick Anti-Shale Gas Alliance
New York Heartwoods
New York Public Interest Research Group
Newark Science and Sustainability Inc
NH Pipeline Resistance
Nicaragua Center for Community Action
NJ Skylands Sunrise Hub
No Coal in Oakland
No Coal in Richmond
No Fracked Gas in Mass
No Sharon Gas Pipeline | Clean Energy Now
North American Climate, Conservation and Environment (NACCE)
North Bay Organizing Project
North Peninsula Democratic Club
"Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council
(NMEAC)"
Nuclear Information and Resource Service
Nurses for Social Responsibility
NYC Grassroots Alliance
NYC H2O
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center
Ocean Conservation Research
Oil Change International
Olympic Climate Action
Orange County for Climate Action
Orange County Interfaith Coalition for the Environment — OCICE
Orchard City Indivisible Environmental Justice
Orinda Progressive Action Alliance
Other98
Our Santa Fe River, Inc.
OVEC-Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition
Pachamama Alliance
Pacific Palisades Democratic Club
Palm Desert Indivisible
Parents for the Planet
Partnership for Policy Integrity
Pasco Activists Inc
Patriots From The Oil & Gas Shales
Pelican Media
Peninsula Interfaith Climate Action
People Demanding Action
People of Albany United for Safe Energy
People Organized for Westside Renewal
People Over Pipelines
People's Action
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Physicians for Social Responsibility - New York
Physicians for Social Responsibility Colorado Working Group
Physicians for Social Responsibility Iowa Chapter
Physicians for Social Responsibility Pennsylvania
Physicians for Social Responsibility Philadelphia
Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles
Physicians for Social Responsibility, Arizona Chapter
Physicians for Social Responsibility, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
Planning and Conservation League
Pluvion, Inc.
Plymouth Friends for Clean Water
PODER
Postconsumers
Power (to the People) Lunch Humboldt
Power Shift Network
Praxis Peace Institute
Presente.org
Progressive Democrats of America
Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains
Project Coyote
Protect the Bay Coalition
Protect the Long Beach/Los Cerritos Wetlands
Psychologists for Social Responsibility
Public Bank LA
Public Health Justice Collective
Puvugna Wetlands Protectors
Quaker Earthcare Witness
Rachel Carson Council
Radiation Truth
Rainforest Action Network
Rancho Penasquitos Democratic Club
RapidShift.net
Reach Out America
Redeemer Community Partnership
Renewable Energy Long Island (reLI)
Resistance Action Tuesdays and Thursdays
Resources for Organizing and Social Change
RESTORE: The North Woods
Revolution LA
Richmond Trees
RIM YOUTH CLIMATE Movement
Rincon-Vitova Insectaries
River Guardian Foundation
Rogue Climate
Romero Institute
RootsAction.org
Rootskeeper
Sacramento Climate Coalition
Sacred Mountain Sangha: Declare Climate Emergency Now
San Bernardino Valley Audubon Society
San Diego Progressive Democratic Club
San Diego Solar Ovens
San Francisco Baykeeper
San Francisco Green Film Festival
SanDiego350
Sane Energy Project
Santa Barbara Standing Rock Coalition
Santa Cruz Climate Action Network
Santa Rosa Junior College Sustainability Committee
Save Our Illinois Land
Save Our Shores
Save Porter Ranch
Save The Waves Coalition
Sequoia ForestKeeper®
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1021
Seven Circles Foundation
Shore Up Marin City
Sierra Club California
Signal Fire
Sisters of Charity Federation
Sisters of Mercy's Institute Justice Team
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA
Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia
Sisters of the Presentation SF, CA
SLO CLEAN WATER
SLO County Youth Environmental Action
SLO Surfrider Chapter
SoCal 350 Climate Action
SOCIAL ECOLOGICAL EDUCATION-LA (SEE)
Soil Not Oil Coalition
SolEd Benefit Corp.
Sonoma Valley Climate Coalition
Sonoma Valley Resistance
South Asian Fund For Education,Scholarship and Training (SAFEST)
Southern Oregon Climate Action Now
Spottswoode Winery, Inc.
Stand.earth
Standing Together Against Neighborhood Drilling-Los Angeles Coalition
Steel Straw
Stonewall Democratic Club of SLO
Stop Fracking Long Beach
Stop the Algonquin Pipeline Expansion (SAPE)
Strategic Actions for a Just Economy (SAJE)
Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education
Sunflower Alliance
Sunrise Movement
Sunrise Movement - Sacramento Hub
Sunrise Movement Bay Area
Sunrise Movement Central Coast
Sunrise Movement Los Angeles
Sunrise Movement San Luis Obispo
Support Centre for Land Change (SCLC)
Surfrider Foundation
Sustainable Arizona
Sustainable Energy & Economy Network
Sustainable San Rafael
Sustainable Upton
Sustaining Way
SustainUS
SweetheartLabellabaskets
Swift Foundation
Symmetric Energy
System Change Not Climate Change Santa Barbara
Tadbeer Research & Consultancy
Tar Sands Action Southern California
Tennessee Riverkeeper
Tertiary Volunteers Africa (Terva)
The California Allegory
The Canary Coalition
The Climate Mobilization
The Climate Mobilization - CA
The Climate Mobilization - Hoboken
The Climate Mobilization Santa Barbara County
The Corner House
The Greenlining Institute
The Natural History Museum
The New Florida Majority
The River Project
The Sacred Earth Institute
The Shame Free Zone
Therapists for Social Responsibility
Third World Network
TierrActiva
Tikkun Magazine/Network of Spiritual Progressives
Together We will/Indivisible- Los Gatos
Topanga Peace Alliance
Toxics Action Center
Toxics Information Project (TIP)
Transit Riders Union
Transition Pasadena
Transition Sebastopol Energy Group
Transition Sonoma Valley
Traprock Center for Peace and Justice
Trenzando Ilusiones
Tri-City Ecology Center
Tri-Valley CAREs (Communities Against a Radioactive Environment)
Turtle Island Restoration Network
UC San Diego College Democrats
UK Youth Climate Coalition
UNANIMA International
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California
Unitarian Universalist Mass Action
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC)
University of Oregon Climate Justice League
UO Climate Justice League
Upaya Zen Center
Upper Valley Affinity Group
UPSTREAM
Urban Bird Foundation
Urban Climate Nexus
Urban Sanctuary San Jose
Utah Moms for Clean Air
Valley Watch, Inc.
Vegans & Vegetarians of Alberta
Ventura County Young Democrats
Vermont Interfaith Power and Light
Voters of Watchunghills
Wall of Women Colorado
WATCH
Waterkeeper Alliance
We Advocate Thorough Environmental Review
We The People - San Diego County
Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club
Wellstone Progressive Democrats of Sacramento
WESPAC Foundation, Inc
West Berkeley Alliance for Clean Air and Safe Jobs
West Valley Resistance
Westchester-Playa Democratic Club
Western Environmental Law Center
Western Watersheds Project
White Rabbit Grove RDNA
Wholly H2O
WILD HORSE EDUCATION
Wild Nature Institute
Wild Oyster Project
Wildcoast
WildEarth Guardians
Wishtoyo Chumash Foundation
WomanHealth Philippines
Women's Alliance Los Angeles
Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN)
www.SafeEnergyAnalyst.org
Xochipilli Latino Men's Circle
Xun Biospher Project
Yolo MoveOn
Yolo Progressives (Democratic Club)
Youth Vs Apocalypse
YouthNet for Climate Justice
ZERO - Association for the Sustainability of the Earth System
Zero Hour

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Únase a la Last Chance Alliance: carta organizativa al gobernador de California, Gavin Newsom
Estimado gobernador Newsom,

Como organizaciones ambientales, de salud, justicia, fe, trabajo, comunidad, padres de familia, derechos de personas indígenas y consumidores de California y de todo el mundo, le pedimos que defienda una visión de California que vaya más allá de los combustibles fósiles hacia un futuro que sea seguro y saludable para todas las personas.

Hoy se nos avecinan incendios devastadores, inundaciones, sequías y el aumento del nivel del mar, y los principales científicos del mundo advierten que solamente tenemos once años para lograr un progreso sustancial en la transición de los combustibles fósiles para evitar daños catastróficos. Si bien California ha tomado medidas para reducir el consumo de combustibles fósiles, sigue siendo uno de los productores de petróleo más grandes de los Estados Unidos y el productor de algunos de los aceites más contaminantes del mundo.

Actualmente, California no tiene ningún plan para enfrentar la extracción de petróleo y gas dentro de sus propias fronteras, ni para abordar de manera significativa el problema del petróleo crudo perjudicial para el medio ambiente y la sociedad, importado en nuestro estado desde la selva amazónica, las arenas de alquitrán canadienses y otros lugares. Un número desproporcionado de personas de comunidades de bajos ingresos y comunidades de color sufren no solo los muchos impactos de la alteración del clima, sino también los daños a la seguridad y a la salud por la proximidad a los pozos y la infraestructura de petróleo y gas.

Además de los daños directos a la salud, no hay espacio para la extracción de nuevos combustibles fósiles si el mundo quiere limitar el calentamiento para alcanzar los objetivos de París y evitar una catástrofe. Las reservas en los campos de petróleo y gas que operan actualmente, incluso sin carbón, llevarán al mundo más allá de los 1,5 grados centígrados de calentamiento si se extraen y se queman. El hecho inevitable es que muchos campos de petróleo y gas existentes y las minas de carbón deberán cerrarse antes de que sus reservas se extraigan por completo para limitar el calentamiento a menos de 1,5 grados.

Mientras los legisladores federales consideran las propuestas para un Nuevo Acuerdo Verde (Green New Deal) y mientras usted desarrolla la agenda para los próximos cuatro años de progreso en materia de justicia ambiental y acción climática en California, usted tiene la oportunidad de establecer un estándar global para el liderazgo climático, uno que priorice la salud, la justicia y la equidad.

Estos desafíos sólo se deberán enfrentar con acciones ambiciosas a gran escala. Dadas las circunstancias climáticas y la emergencia de salud pública, le pedimos que:

1. PARE nuevos proyectos de combustibles fósiles: No emita nuevos permisos para la extracción de petróleo y gas, infraestructura de combustibles fósiles o proyectos petroquímicos en California.

2. ABANDONE la producción existente: Establezca un precedente nacional y global al convertirse en el primer estado productor de petróleo que anuncie una eliminación gradual de la producción existente en línea con los objetivos climáticos de París así como una transición justa y equitativa que protege a los trabajadores, las comunidades y las economías.

3. EXTIENDA los contratiempos basados en la ciencia. Comience por eliminar gradualmente la producción de petróleo existente en los lugares que más sufren los impactos de la extracción de combustibles fósiles, en su mayoría comunidades adyacentes a las plantas petroleras, comunidades de bajos ingresos y de color, creando una zona de amortiguamiento de seguridad y salud de 2500 pies entre la infraestructura de combustibles fósiles y hogares, escuelas y otros sitios sensibles.

Le pedimos que priorice las voces de las organizaciones dirigidas por las comunidades de primera línea adyacentes a las plantas petroleras, familias, trabajadores, profesionales y jóvenes - en el crear una visión e implementación de una transición justa fuera de una economía de combustible fósil. Usted tiene la capacidad de hacer que California, la economía más grande del mundo, se comprometa a eliminar la extracción de petróleo y gas, al mismo tiempo que garantice una transición justa y equitativa y la creación de empleos que sean seguros para las personas y el planeta.

Al hacerlo, no solo ayudará a proteger la salud y la seguridad de 39 millones de californianos que ahora lo buscan para establecer una visión que nos lleve más allá de los combustibles fósiles, sino que también hará de California un líder para garantizar un futuro más equitativo y saludable. Para miles de millones de personas en todo el mundo. ¿Se unirá a nosotros para enfrentar el desafío más grande de nuestros tiempos?

Rejoignez l'Alliance de la dernière chance: Lettre d'organisation au gouverneur de Californie, Gavin Newsom.
Cher gouverneur Newsom,

En tant qu'organisations de défense de l'environnement, de la santé, de la justice, des religions, des syndicats, des communautés de parents, des droits des autochtones et des consommateurs de Californie et du monde, nous vous exhortons fortement à défendre une vision de la Californie qui, au-delà des combustibles fossiles, vise un avenir sûr et sain pour tous.

Les incendies dévastateurs, les inondations, les sécheresses et l’élévation du niveau de la mer nous attendent aujourd’hui - et les plus grands scientifiques du monde avertissent que nous n’avons qu’onze ans pour faire des progrès considérables dans la transition des combustibles fossiles pour éviter des dommages catastrophiques. Bien que la Californie ait pris des mesures pour réduire la consommation de combustibles fossiles, elle reste l’un des plus grands producteurs de pétrole des États-Unis et le producteur d’une des huiles les plus polluantes au monde.

La Californie n'a actuellement aucun plan pour traiter l'extraction de pétrole et de gaz sale et dangereuse à l'intérieur de ses propres frontières, ni pour traiter de manière significative le brut nuisible à l'environnement et à la société importé dans notre état depuis la forêt amazonienne, les sables bitumineux canadiens et ailleurs. Les communautés à faible revenu et les communautés de couleur subissent de manière disproportionnée non seulement les nombreux impacts du dérèglement climatique, mais aussi les dommages pour la santé et la sécurité liés à la proximité des puits de pétrole et de gaz et d’infrastructure.

En plus des dommages directs sur la santé, il n’y a pas de place pour une nouvelle extraction de combustibles fossiles si le monde veut limiter le réchauffement pour atteindre les objectifs de Paris et éviter une catastrophe. Les réserves des gisements de pétrole et de gaz actuellement en exploitation, même sans charbon, entraîneraient dans le monde bien plus de 1,5 ° C de réchauffement s’ils étaient extraits et brûlés. Le fait inévitable est que de nombreux gisements de pétrole, de gaz et de charbon devront être fermés avant que leurs réserves ne soient pleinement exploitées afin de limiter le réchauffement à moins de 1,5 degrés.

Lorsque les législateurs fédéraux étudient des propositions du « Green New Deal (new deal vert) », et que vous développez le programme des quatre prochaines années de progrès en matière de justice environnementale et d'action climatique en Californie, vous avez la possibilité d'établir une norme mondiale en matière de leadership climatique - une priorité pour la santé, la justice et l’équité.

Ces défis ne seront résolus que par une action ambitieuse et à grande échelle. Compte tenu du climat et de l'urgence sanitaire, nous vous appelons à:

1. ARRÊTER les nouveaux projets liés aux combustibles fossiles: Dirigez-vous en n’émettant aucun nouveau permis d’extraction de pétrole et de gaz, d’infrastructures pour combustibles fossiles ou de projets pétrochimiques en Californie.

2. LAISSER TOMBER production existante: Établissez un précédent national et mondial en devenant le premier État producteur de pétrole à annoncer une suppression progressive de la production existante conformément aux objectifs de Paris en matière de climat et une transition juste et équitable protégeant les travailleurs, les communautés et les économies.

3. REPOUSSER les échecs fondés sur la science. Commencez par éliminer progressivement la production pétrolière existante dans les endroits qui souffrent le plus des impacts de l’extraction de combustibles fossiles - principalement les communautés de première ligne et de clôture, les communautés à faible revenu et les communautés de couleur - en créant une zone tampon de sécurité et de sécurité de 2 500 pieds infrastructures de carburant et les maisons, les écoles et autres sites sensibles.

Nous vous demandons instamment de donner la priorité aux voix et aux organisations dirigées par les communautés de première ligne et de sécurité - familles, travailleurs, professionnels de la santé et jeunes - dans la vision et la mise en œuvre d’une transition juste d’une économie basée sur les énergies fossiles. Vous avez la capacité de faire de la Californie la plus grande économie mondiale à s'engager à éliminer progressivement l'extraction de pétrole et de gaz tout en assurant une transition juste et équitable et la création d'emplois durables pour les familles et qui soient sûrs pour les populations et la planète.

Ce faisant, vous aiderez non seulement à protéger la santé et la sécurité de 39 millions de Californiens qui comptent maintenant sur vous pour définir une vision qui nous permettra de nous faire dépasser les combustibles fossiles, mais vous ferez aussi de la Californie un chef de file en assurant un avenir plus équitable et plus sain pour des milliards de personnes à travers le monde. Allez-vous nous joindre pour relever le plus grand défi de notre époque?

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