5 Million Californians Live Dangerously Close to Oil Wells

Demand increased buffer zones that'll protect our communities from toxic drilling.
Oil derrick near soccer field
Center for     Biological     Diversity   


This is our year for climate justice in California.

For decades frontline communities across the state have been leading the fight against the toxic oil industry. Finally Governor Gavin Newsom's administration is responding by considering a new state policy to protect public health from oil and gas operations.
Urge the Newsom administration to create a 2,500-foot buffer zone between toxic drilling and all homes, hospitals and schools.
More than 5 million Californians live less than a mile from an active oil well — with low-income neighborhoods and communities of color facing disproportionate harm. Nobody should be exposed to this kind of pollution or risk in the places we live, learn and play.
Tell state officials it's time to protect our health and safety, not oil-industry profits. We need a just transition away from fossil fuels, starting in frontline communities.

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Photo of oil derrick near soccer field in California courtesy Last Chance Alliance.

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