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:

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

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