Massive oil spill



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Stand.earth Stop future oil spills: tell President Biden and Governor Newsom to block all new oil and gas wells, pipelines, and refineries. TAKE ACTION

This past weekend in Huntington Beach, just 10 miles from where I live in Southern California, a pipeline connected to an offshore oil platform ruptured and sent more than 100,000 gallons of crude oil flooding into the Pacific Ocean and onto beaches.

The coastline near my home normally teeming with wildlife and families is now covered with black tar, dead fish, and dying birds.

What are President Biden and Governor Newsom doing to prevent this from happening in the future?

Spoiler alert: Not enough.

The truth is, if they wanted to, both President Biden and Governor Newsom could decide tomorrow to stop issuing new permits for fossil fuel infrastructure. They could stop an untold number of oil spills before they even have a chance to happen.

But unless they are hit with an unprecedented wave of pressure from around the world, they won’t. That’s where we come in.

Join me in calling on President Biden and Governor Newsom to stop permitting new oil and gas wells, pipelines, and refineries. After all – you can’t spill oil you don’t take out of the ground!

NO MORE OIL SPILLS

To be honest, it’s mind-boggling that this even has to be said. We’re in the middle of a climate crisis – we shouldn’t be drilling new oil and gas wells anyway. You wouldn’t poke new holes in the bottom of a boat that was already sinking, would you?

And yet, here we are. President Biden is approving more new oil wells each month than Trump did at the height of his presidency. [1] In 2020, Governor Newsom approved 116% more oil wells than the previous year. [2] Each and every single one of those approvals puts our communities and planet at risk.

CNN new article headline and photo of the Huntington beach oil spill

Enough is enough. President Biden and Governor Newsom talk big when it comes to climate change and environmental protection – now it’s time for them to walk the walk.

With this issue blanketing the news all around the world, President Biden and Governor Newsom are especially sensitive to public pressure right now. If thousands of us take action, we can convince them to make sure this never happens again.

What's more, if we can get President Biden and and Governor Newsom to move on this issue, pressure will intesify on Prime Minister Trudeau and other policy makers in Canada to do the same.

Sign our petition to President Biden and Governor Newsom: No new oil and gas wells, pipelines, and refineries.

Together, we’ve gone up against multinational oil, gas, and coal companies worth billions of dollars and come out victorious, blocking dozens of their projects that would have poisoned local communities and accelerated the climate crisis. We’ve protected millions of acres of forests that people thought couldn’t be saved. We’ve shifted billions of dollars of purchasing from corporate powerhouses like Starbucks, Staples, and Levi’s onto sustainable pathways.

Because of people like you, this community is consistently doing what large swathes of society have written off as impossible. We’re now more than half a million people strong (and growing!), and we're using our collective power to fight climate change, protect wild spaces, stand with impacted communities, and say no to new fossil fuels.

Let’s get it done. Tell President Biden and Governor Newsom to stop permitting new oil and gas wells, pipelines, and refineries.

In solidarity,

Nathan Taft
Senior Digital Campaigner
Stand.earth


[1] https://www.npr.org/2021/07/13/1015581092/biden-promised-to-end-new-drilling-on-federal-land-but-approvals-are-up

[2] https://www.newsweek.com/california-governor-gavin-newsom-despite-pledge-signed-1709-oil-gas-production-permits-1565926


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