What The Oil? New Chevron Oil Spills Put California's Lands, Water and Communities At Risk

by Devin Murphy

What The Oil? New Chevron Oil Spills Put California's Lands, Water and Communities At Risk

Another two Chevron oil spills just ruptured in Kern County in Southern California, releasing over 10,000 gallons across a region of land equivalent to two football fields -- and it’s terrifying!

This is our last chance. If we don’t rapidly phase off of fossil fuels and crude oil, it’s game over for our land, water, food and our planet.

These disastrous events are happening only a few days after the Trump administration announced opening nearly 1 million acres of California’s public lands to new oil drilling and fracking leases, further jeopardizing the health of California residents and worsening the climate crisis.

This dangerous move ends a 5-year drilling moratorium in our state and is yet another one of Trump’s attacks on our environment -- and he’s been very clear this is an all-out attack on California!

Now more than ever, we need help from supporters, like you, to fight back against this decision and ensure we protect California’s beautiful public lands and outdoor spaces.

We know how dangerous oil and gas extraction is, so how many times does this have to happen before we learn our lesson? Instead of more oil and gas plants, we need to clean up our land and invest in clean energy.

Don’t sit out on the sidelines. The clock is ticking.

With less than 11 years to act before our climate crisis worsens beyond repair, California has been taking major steps to address our crisis, phase off fossil fuels, and build a clean energy future. But we need more. With Trump’s constant attacks on our environment, no action could be too bold now.

We must raise our voices loudly and fight back against any new fossil fuel leasing and extraction on our beautiful California public lands.

No oil drilling. No fracking. No new leases.

Donate now and help power our movement to fight off Trump’s and Big Oil’s reckless actions and protect our future »

Thank you for taking urgent action today.

Posted on October 18, 2019 in Groundswell Blog.

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