#CA Youth Vs Big Oil
We envision a world where every child can breathe clean air, where our community’s health and well-being aren’t threatened by gas & oil operations, and where we can all thrive in a just and sustainable society. We’re a coalition of youth across California demanding that Governor Newsom STOPS approving new oil & gas permits, DROPS all existing production through a just transition, and ROLLS out 3200ft health and safety zones.
California is already experiencing the horrors of the climate crisis, but while leaders like Governor Newsom call themselves climate champions, they are acting in the interest of the fossil fuel industry, and neglecting our most vulnerable communities. Newsom has increased fossil fuel activity in frontline communities and continues to pass countless fracking permits. With 92% of communities living around fossil fuel production sites being communities of color, most of whom are also working class, this is an issue of environmental racism and classism.
Opinion: Recall May Be Over But Climate Crisis Is Not-youth perspective
"Yet, although California has a reputation of being a climate leader, it remains one of the largest oil-producing states in the nation. More than five million Californians live near an active oil well, and California is the only state with no setback distances governing the proximity of oil drilling to communities." Read More....
Join the coordination team
Help plan and organize actions, statewide meetings, and educational content. We currently meet Tuesdays @ 6PM PST
Join or start a school resolutions campaign in the Bay Area
These campaigns ask major school districts in California to support youth in demanding that Newsom Stops, Drops, and Rolls. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org to join the WCCUSD campaign or to get help starting one in your district.
Join our monthly statewide meetings to learn more about what’s happening in the campaign.
Stay Up To Date!
Follow @cayouthvsbigoil & @youthvsapocalypse on Instagram to stay up to date with upcoming phone/text banking sessions, school resolutions, statewide meetings, coordination team onboardings, and so on.