The Brown's Last Chance Coalition
In September, Governor Jerry Brown of California will welcome the world to San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit. There Governor Brown has an opportunity to set the new standard for global climate leadership.
Over 700+ environmental, health, justice, faith, labor, community and consumer organizations from California and around the world, are strongly urging Governor Brown to champion a vision for California that looks beyond the oil and gas industry to a future that is safe and healthy for everyone. Together we are calling on Governor Brown to:
- Lead by announcing no new permits for oil and gas extraction, fossil fuel infrastructure, or petrochemical projects in California.
- Set a global precedent by becoming the first oil producing state to announce a phase-out of existing production in line with the Paris climate goals, with a just and equitable transition that protects workers, communities, and economies, starting in places that are suffering most from the impacts of fossil fuel extraction.
California can be one of the first places on earth to take this critical next step. There is a path to thrive without oil and this is Governor Brown's last chance to establish his legacy as a climate champion.