California’s most important climate justice bill of the year might die in the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee next Wednesday. It was heard this week but failed to gain the 5 votes it needs to pass to the Senate floor. If we can convince just one more committee member to change their NO vote to YES on AB 345 we’ll be a critical step closer to passing a health and safety buffer zone to protect our communities from fossil fuel drilling.
Email each of the three Senators who voted No to urge them to vote YES:
- Senator Hueso: Senator.Hueso@senate.ca.gov
- Senator Hertzberg: Senator.Hertzberg@senate.ca.gov
- Senator Caballero: Senator.Caballero@senate.ca.gov
Sample email—please edit this to make your message personal:
|Dear Sen. [Hueso, Hertzberg, Caballero],|
As a Californian [and mother/father/grandparent, nurse, person with a health condition etc.], I’m urging you to reconsider your vote on AB 345 when it is re-heard next Wednesday in NR&W Committee. This bill says the legislature wants to state regulatory agencies to create a buffer zone around oil and gas operations which will help protect our residents. This is something all other oil producing states currently provide.
I know the health and safety of people living in or near your district is extremely important to you. People are currently suffering from living near oil operations. I urge you to make health and safety a top priority, and protect Black and Brown communities from environmental racism and air pollution.
Voting YES on AB 345 is the right thing to do for Californians.
Thank you.[Your name, county you live in]
Super thanks for helping pass this critical climate justice bill!
– Kathy, Clair, Lyla, and the 350 Bay Area Action Legislative Team