Target: Jerry Brown, Governor of California
Goal: Restrict oil refinery emissions in the Bay Area.
Dirtier, more environmentally harmful forms of oil emissions could soon be restricted by a proposed new bill in California. This bill would put emissions caps on the oil refineries in the Bay Area, which would then prevent any companies from refining tar sands oil or other, more harmful, substances. By preventing the refining of those types of oil in the area, they are cutting off the third-largest oil refining region in the country from the corporations attempting to provide this oil.
This law has come in the wake of the continuation of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines, both of which had previously been halted, but now are expected to continue under orders from President Trump. Although the president may deny the existence of climate change, we must continue our fight toward a healthy future for our planet. This law is another step in the direction we hope to go.
Although this law does nothing to restrict the current amount of emissions coming from refining of conventional oil, it is a defensive stance toward the tar sands oil and its extremely harmful effect on the environment. Sign this petition to ensure this bill passes, and the tar sands oil is never refined in the Bay Area.
Dear Governor Brown,
A bill has been proposed in California that would put an emissions cap on oil refineries in the Bay Area. This law would be a massive blow to the oil sands industry, and any other dirtier forms of oil hoping to move into the state. With the area being the third-largest in the country for oil refining, this would hugely hinder the development on the tar sands industry.
After your comments following Trump’s declaration to continue the Dakota Access and Keystone XL Pipelines, in which you stated, “We cannot fall back and give in to climate deniers,” I would urge you so see this bill as a way to show these people you mean business. Show President Trump and all other climate change deniers that your state will not concede to their views, and will continue the fight to protect our environment.
Use this law as a way to show the country, as well as the world, that California is willing to lead the fight against tar sands oil, and ultimately climate change as a whole.
[Your Name Here]
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