Urge the SDCCD Board to Support Phasing Out Oil Extraction in California!

San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees

Students from Miramar, Mesa, and City College have worked together to get their respective colleges to pass the End Oil Extraction resolution first championed by Youth v. Oil, a campaign dedicated to halting oil drilling. We are now asking the San Diego Community College District to pass a resolution calling upon CA Governor Newsom to:
  • Stop issuing new oil drilling permits and begin phasing out existing oil wells.
  • Create 3,200 ft safety zones between oil extraction sites and our homes, schools, and workplaces.
  • Develop and launch a concrete plan to end oil drilling in California.

While San Diego does not have active oil drill sites, it is important that our city has a voice because climate change impacts our residents. California cannot be a climate leader without ending oil and gas extraction.
The San Diego Community College District continually works towards environmental sustainability, and passing this resolution would be huge step in the right direction.
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Poway, California

To: San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees
From: [Your Name]

I urge you to support the 'End Oil Extraction' resolution calling on Governor Newsom to phase out oil drilling in California. We must leave fossil fuels in the ground to stop the climate crisis and preserve a livable future for myself and all San Diegans. Already, thousands living near active oil wells and refineries are suffering. Those who don’t live near oil wells are still feeling climate impacts such as heatwaves, drought, and wildfires. Primarily low-income communities & communities of color near wells suffer from negative health impacts, and we must stand with them. Please join me and other students in supporting the 'End Oil Extraction' resolution.