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Tell Governor Newsom to veto SB 842 and hold Big Oil accountable for price gouging

Last Chance Alliance activists in support of a price gouging penalty on greedy oil corporations, which SB 842 would undermine if signed. Photo: Oil and Gas Action Network

Governor Newsom is standing up to Big Oil with the recent lawsuit against Shell, BP, ConocoPhillips, Chevron, ExxonMobil, and the American Petroleum Institute for their decades of climate deceit. His action to hold oil companies accountable is encouraging — now he must further his climate leadership by vetoing SB 842. SB 842 will undermine the … Read more

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Tell Governor Newsom to stop issuing permits for new oil and gas drilling

Neighborhood oil drilling in California

Governor Newsom is taking on Big Oil in a big way. Recently, he announced that California is suing five of the largest oil corporations in the world — Exxon, Shell, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, and BP — as well as the American Petroleum Institute, for their decades of climate deception. This lawsuit is huge not only because … Read more

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Urge Governor Newsom to lead on climate and sign SB 253, SB 261, and AB 1167 into law

End Fossil Fuels March in NYC, September 17, 2023. Photo: Survival Media Agency

Governor Newsom is making big moves on climate. We’re grateful for his announcement over the weekend that the state is suing Big Oil for their decades of deceit and climate destruction. But he can do even more to secure California as a climate leader today. Three critical pieces of climate legislation — SB 253, SB … Read more

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Tell Governor Newsom to accelerate equitable climate action now

As the world’s fourth-largest economy and the second-largest state contributor to U.S. climate pollution, California has a responsibility to lead on climate. Governor Newsom has the unique power to reduce pollution, create jobs in the clean energy economy, and save lives. If he takes several key steps over the coming months, we have a shot … Read more

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Call your state legislators to support SB 233 and help California avoid power outages

Updated September 6, 2023. On Friday, September 1, 2023, the Assembly Appropriations Committee amended SB 233 to remove the core of the bill: mandating that all electric passenger vehicles and school buses sold in California by model year 2030 have bidirectional capability. In response, bill author Senator Nancy Skinner has decided to make SB 233 … Read more

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Tell your representative: Protect California’s children from extreme heat events

We’ve all experienced extreme heat and wildfires in California over the past few years. Temperatures records have been broken up and down the West Coast during the summer and early fall, and this year is predicted to be another scorcher.  It’s time to address the dangers of extreme heat, particularly for our children. Senate Bill … Read more

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California leaders must hold the line on climate investments

Photo by Tessa Richardson.

The 2023-2024 California state budget is nearly final! After an initial draft budget that included $6 billion in cuts to climate investments, action from people like you convinced Governor Newsom and state lawmakers to restore funding for several key climate and energy programs. Thank you to everyone who took action! While we appreciate the reinstatement … Read more

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Call on the legislature to maintain state funding for equitable building decarbonization

The 2022-23 state budget cycle committed nearly $1 billion to retrofit existing buildings in low-income communities and provide consumer rebates for building upgrades. This program is essential for addressing inequities and disproportionate pollution impacts for lower-income communities and communities of color, all while ensuring robust tenant protection, anti-displacement, and workforce standards. But Governor Newsom is … Read more

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Take action to keep solar power affordable for all

Save My Solar Job

On December 15, 2022, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) voted unanimously to adopt new rules for how residential rooftop solar customers, schools, churches, farms, and businesses will be compensated for the electricity they deliver back to the grid. Pressure from corporate utilities resulted in a proposal that will slash the rate paid to these … Read more