Feeling the Heat in Bonn — Calling Out California Gov. Brown
If California Gov. Jerry Brown was hoping to be hailed as a climate hero at the global climate talks in Bonn, Germany, he should have known better.
Brown has a long and frustrating record of supporting fracking and oil drilling — and the Center for Biological Diversity has an equally long history of calling him out. That's just what our climate team did in Bonn last week, right after releasing a new report highlighting California's continuing production of some of Earth's dirtiest oil.
Brown's Saturday speech was met with banners noting his support for fracking, and raucous demonstrators reminding him of his oil-friendly policies back home.
At one point, in response to chants of "Keep it in the ground," Brown told protesters, "Let's put you in the ground so we can get on with the show." Um ... Wow.
Read more in The Sacramento Bee and check our new report on dirty oil in California.