SB 467 (Wiener)

California does not currently restrict how close oil and gas extraction activities can occur in proximity to sensitive receptors such as schools, homes, and hospitals. On November 19, 2019, the California Department of Conservation's Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM) issued a press release announcing its intent to "establish a transparent set of rules designed to protect residents and communities near oil and gas extraction sites." CalGEM stated that it planned to "consider a range of protective measures, including prohibiting oil and gas activities within close proximity of homes, schools, hospitals, and parks." 

Our communities are still waiting for them to complete the rulemaking process. This highlights the very urgent need for SB 467. This bill will help end dangerous drilling practices in California, including neighborhood drilling and extraction methods harmful to public health. It will also provide a step to protect oil and gas workers that are experiencing job loss and will continue to due to the fossil fuel industry's natural decline in California.

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Supporters (Updated 3/25/2021)

Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment

Voices in Solidarity Against Oil in Neighborhoods (VISION)

FracTracker Alliance

Climate Health Now

Mi Familia Vota

California League of Conservation Voters

Central California Environmental Justice Network

Fossil Free California

350 Ventura County Climate Hub

Citizens Climate Lobby Ventura

350 South Bay Los Angeles

California Environmental Justice Alliance

350 Conejo / San Fernando Valley

Environmental Working Group

SoCal 350 Climate Action

Sunflower Alliance

Climate First: Replacing Oil & Gas (CFROG)

California Interfaith Power & Light

Coalition for Clean Air

Environment California

Communities for a Better Environment

350 Bay Area Action

Mothers Out Front

San Diego 350

Heal the Bay

Glendale Environmental Coalition

Natural Resources Defense Counsel (NRDC)

Sierra Club California

Rootskeeper

Conejo Climate Coalition

Indivisible California Green Team

Rooted in Resistance (Indivisible)

Indivisible Ventura

Normal Heights Indivisible

The Climate Center

Los Padres ForestWatch

Stand.earth

Sunrise Movement LA

National Parks Conservation Association

Greenpeace USA

Santa Barbara County Action Network (SBCAN)

Save Our Shores

UPSTREAM

Plastic Pollution Coalition

The 5 Gyres Institute

Seventh Generation Advisors

Northern California Recycling Association

The Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education (COARE)

Sunrise Kern

STAND-LA

Redeemer Community Partnership

Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education (SCOPE)

Holman United Methodist Church

Physicians for Social Responsibility - Los Angeles

Black Women for Wellness

Social Eco Education

Surfrider Foundation

Leap Lab

Food and Water Watch

Pacoima Beautiful

Azul

Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability

Breast Cancer Prevention Partners

Field 661

Central Valley Air Quality Coalition

Asian Pacific Environmental Network

Center for Biological Diversity

Faith in the Valley

California Nurses Association

Center for Environmental Health

Citizens' Climate Lobby West LA Chapter

NextGen California

Live From The Frontlines

Community Environmental Council

350 Santa Barbara

1000 Grandmothers for Future Generations

San Francisco Bay Physicians for Social Responsibility (SF Bay PSR)

350 Humboldt

Santa Barbara Women's Political Committee

Santa Barbara Standing Rock Coalition

Sunrise Bay Area

350 Silicon Valley

Clean Water Action

Climate Action Santa Monica

Committee for a Better Arvin

Comite Progreso de Lamont

Greenfield Walking Group

Committee for a Better Shafter

Delano Guardians

Physicians for a National Health Program (PHNP-CA)

Active San Gabriel Valley

Religious Activism Center of Reform Judaism

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