Jerry Brown, Stop Taking Climate Negotiating Points from Chevron

Jerry Brown, Chevron StenographerCalifornia Governor Jerry Brown has spent his last few weeks flying around the world and collecting accolades for his climate activism, but at home he’s been working to undercut a state bill to improve and extend California’s landmark climate law - by using Chevron’s wish list.

Yep. California’s climate leader is acting as the stenographer for Chevron.

AB 32, California’s landmark climate law, expires in 2020 and everyone says they want to extend it - but some are more sincere than others. This spring, Latham and Watkins, the expensive law firm working for Western States Petroleum Association (Chevron and its cohorts) put together its wish list for cap and trade reform: end the program by 2030, keep the allowances cheap at $12-50/ton (and even continue to give away some free allowances), bar local air districts from creating greenhouse gas regulations for local air quality tougher than California state regulations, and make it easier for polluters to buy offsets out of state. Oh, and they’d include detailed monitoring of toxins at refineries and other large polluters so that (mostly poor minority) people would know just how much deadly crap they breathe in every day.

Meanwhile, state senate Pro Tem Kevin DeLeon and state senator Bob Wieckowski introduced SB 775 to bring real reform to carbon pricing: require California refineries to clean up their pollution at home, end the scandalous practice of buying carbon offsets far offshore, set a more realistic market for carbon (up to $120/ton), no free allowances to pollute, and a climate dividend for every California resident.

So what does climate hero Gov. Jerry Brown do? He ignores SB 775 and the science behind it, refuses to talk with its authors, and circulates his own proposals: end the program by 2030, keep the allowances cheap at $12-63/ton (and even continue to give away some free allowances), bar local air districts from creating greenhouse gas regulations for local air quality tougher than California state regulations, and make it easier for polluters to buy offsets out of state. Oh, and he includes detailed monitoring of toxins at refineries and other large polluters so that (mostly poor minority) people would know just how much deadly crap they breathe in every day.

You see how that works?

California deserves better than a governor acting as WSPA’s stenographer on California’s landmark climate initiative.

 

 

Tell Gov. Jerry Brown: Stop taking your climate negotiating points from Chevron!

 

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  • Tyler Martin
    signed 2017-07-02 09:44:09 -0700
  • rutherford charlot
    signed 2017-07-02 09:43:24 -0700
    rutherford charlot
  • Chris Mahan
    signed 2017-07-02 09:20:43 -0700
    Really. Another wolf in sheep’s clothing??!!
  • Janice Waldron
    signed 2017-07-02 09:18:43 -0700
  • Linda Garcia
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-07-02 08:54:04 -0700
    Sign the petition: Cal Gov Jerry Brown, Stop Taking Climate Negotiating Points from Chevron
  • matt S
    signed 2017-07-02 08:53:59 -0700
  • Linda Garcia
    signed 2017-07-02 08:53:46 -0700
    Let’s keep all states free of toxins!!!! Big oil has no place in our country…..period!!! Enough of this crap, STOP IT NOW!!!!!
  • Maria Bon
    signed 2017-07-02 08:46:12 -0700
    Maria Bon
  • David Klein
    signed 2017-07-02 08:45:27 -0700
  • Dale F Johnson
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-07-02 08:43:44 -0700
    Sign the petition: Cal Gov Jerry Brown, Stop Taking Climate Negotiating Points from Chevron
  • Dale F Johnson
    signed 2017-07-02 08:43:17 -0700
    Please continue to be a climate
  • Ann Martin
    signed 2017-07-02 08:28:05 -0700
  • MacKenzie Hein
    signed 2017-07-02 08:23:10 -0700
  • Michael Basileo
    signed 2017-07-02 08:13:22 -0700
  • Lawrence Narici
    signed 2017-07-02 08:03:47 -0700
  • Brandon Kozak
    signed 2017-07-02 07:46:39 -0700
  • Barry Greenhill
    signed 2017-07-02 07:14:55 -0700
  • Michael O'Connell
    signed 2017-07-02 07:12:26 -0700
  • Christopher F. Vota
    signed 2017-07-02 07:08:50 -0700
    Jerry, while it looks like you have a shot at the White House, considering Trump, stunts like this will keep the Warren/Sanders types home on Election Day. Hillary did less and she got less!
  • Isabelle Louge
    signed 2017-07-02 06:45:02 -0700
    Isabelle Louge
  • Samuel Morningstar
    signed 2017-07-02 06:42:36 -0700
  • Ann Rosenkranz
    signed 2017-07-02 06:22:21 -0700
    What gives here, Governor? Did you think we weren’t watching? Walk the walk, Jerry!
  • Cynthia Dick
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    Stephen Sedlak
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