As wildfires torpedo our state in climate chaos, Governor Brown has an opportunity to demonstrate real climate leadership: commit California to no new permits for oil and gas drilling and an end to fossil fuel infrastructure. Putting us on a rapid and just transition away from dirty energy not only moves us closer to meeting the goals of the Paris accord California has committed to, but also protects communities that face the brunt of the costs of California’s oil problem.
On September 8, the national Rise for Climate Day of Action is bringing people together for Climate, Jobs, and Justice, calling on state and local elected officials to take aggressive action on climate change, protect frontline communities, and create good jobs in the clean energy economy. Join us to Rise Together in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 8, in solidarity with events in San Francisco and around the globe that same day.
The LA Planning Commission is re-hearing the Centennial proposal – a new sprawling mega-development. The commission has raised troubling questions about the project’s impact on water, climate and affordable housing that the developers couldn’t answer. We have a rare opportunity right now to stop this development before it ever gets going — a site with no affordable housing, designated high risk for wildfires and earthquakes, and set to generate unprecedented traffic, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from over 75,000 new vehicle trips per day.
Join young people nationwide standing up for their futures with the This is Zero Hour Youth Climate March. This movement of young activists and organizers is fighting to protect the rights and access to natural resources and a clean, safe and healthy environment. Meet the 16-year-old organizer of the Los Angeles march, Arielle Martinez Cohen, who is using music and activism to bring people together around a livable future.
SoCal 350 is partnering with Brown’s Last Chance, a campaign involving hundreds of public interest, environmental, health, justice, faith, labor, community and consumer organizations from California and around the world. Together, we are urging Governor Brown to stop the build out of dirty fossil fuel infrastructure, keep oil and gas in the ground, and take immediate action to protect those most vulnerable to climate change.