350 South Bay Los Angeles Supports M4BL and BLM — June 19 to 21, 2020

On June 19, 1865, Black communities in Texas finally received the news that they were free.
Juneteenth (June 19th) is a day that honors Black freedom and Black resistance, and centers Black
people’s unique contribution to the struggle for justice in the U.S. This Juneteenth is a rare moment for all communities, including the environmental and environmental justice movement, to proclaim in one voice that Black Lives Matter, and that we won’t tolerate anything less than justice for all people.
350 SBLA supports the SixNineteen mobilization on Juneteenth weekend, June 19–21, 2020. There are events being scheduled across the country and in Los Angeles.  Learn more at www.sixnineteen.com

The demands for this historic weekend and moving forward are:
☑Defunding of police
☑Investment in Black communities
☑Resignation of Donald Trump

           Find a local event here.

 

DUE DATE:   As soon as you can!!!

Please send a letter to your Federal representatives to Rewind Fossil Fuel Bailouts!

Rep. Nanette Barragan (D-CA) and Sen. Jeff Merkley, both fierce climate advocates, hae introduced the Resources for Workforce Investments, not Drilling Act to prohibit the Trump regime from using coronavirus stimulus funds to bail out the fossil fuel industry. Since this pandemic started, Republicans have used coronavirus as an excuse to bail out their campaign donors, let Big Oil destroy our public lands and waters for free, and put tens of billions of government dollars in the hands of those funding the climate crisis. The bill is off to a good start — but it needs more cosponsors urgently. Write a letter to your members of Congress asking them to cosponsor the ReWIND Act.  Click here:

Thanks!

 

DUE DATE:  June 10, 2020

TAKE ACTION to urge Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM), to establish setback rules to protect public health and the environment from the impacts of oil and gas extraction.

Sign the Sierra Club Petition here.

Sign the Last Chance Alliance Petition here.

Action Alert: Send comments to CalGEM urging a 2,500 foot setback between oil drilling and homes, schools and other sensitive sites. Deadline: June 10, 2020

Background: Governor Newsom has tasked CalGEM (the state energy agency) with determining whether there should be setbacks for oil and gas extraction (Something which most oil producing states already have.)  CalGEM had scheduled public hearings around the state to gather community input but due to the coronavirus they have been canceled.  We need the Governor and the State of California to lead by phasing out oil production in places that are suffering most from the impacts of fossil fuel extraction by creating a 2,500-foot health-and-safety buffer zone between fossil-fuel infrastructure and homes, schools and other sensitive sites. 

Comments are now being accepted by email: CalGEMRegulations@conservation.ca.gov

Sample language:

“I urge you to protect communities’ health and safety and our environment in the Public Health State Rulemaking by enacting a statewide 2,500 foot human health and safety buffer between oil operations and places where people live, work and play. The ongoing threats that neighborhood oil drilling poses to our health, local environment and planet are too large a burden for the community.

We need a just transition away from fossil fuels and that should begin by putting an end to drilling where we’re living.”

Include your name and city.

From the CalGEM website:

Public Health Rulemaking

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​To fulfill its recently strengthened mission to protect public health, safety, and the environment, the California Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM) is undertaking a process to update public health and safety protections for communities near oil and gas production operations. The rulemaking will involve extensive public input and consider the best available science and data to inform new and strengthened ​protective requirements.​

​​The first step is the following series of pre-rulemaking community meetings to seek public input on the best ways to protect human health through new rules. Concerns shared at these meetings will inform the formal rulemaking.  PLEASE NOTE:  Public meetings have been cancelled because of COVID19, but you can make comments via email as indicated!!! 

Written public input submissions can be sent via email to:

CalGEMRegulations@conservation.ca.gov 

or by postal mail to:

​Department of Conservation

801 K Street, MS 24-02

Sacramento, CA 95814

ATTN: Public Health near Oil Gas Rulemaking

 

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