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Sierra Club Bulletin – Protecting California’s Coastline

Capitol Voice Bulletin – January 14, 2018

Just two days after this year’s state legislative session began this month, the 45thpresident took action that helped make sure California’s oil dependence would be debated as part of the year’s top environmental legislation.
The Trump Administration announced plans to open offshore oil drilling leases in six locations stretched along the California coast. (See accompanying article for details on a public hearing to comment.)
Within hours, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson and Senator Ricardo Lara introduced SB 834 and Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi and Assemblymember Monique Limón introduced AB 1775, identical bills that will help discourage offshore drilling by making it harder for offshore oil to be processed. 

Help Protect Our Coast from Oil Spills

The Trump administration has announced plans to open new oil drilling leases along six coastal areas in California. We need your support in Sacramento on February 8th to put an end to this appalling proposal.

Californians must show up and insist that we protect the Pacific Ocean from dangerous offshore oil drilling. RSVP for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management meeting now to urge the Trump administration against opening new leases.��� Sacramento is preparing to hold activities all afternoon to show that we will not allow our coast to be sold off to polluters who want to destroy our environment. We will have more information once details are finalized – stay tuned.

But, if we’re really going to fight this plan we need more than one single hearing. Click here to tell your Congressperson that he or she press for more meetings across the state.

California is committed to cutting our oil dependence, not expanding it. Join us to ensure that we continue to protect our coastlines from the threat of oil drilling.
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