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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  • Mike Goldscheitter
    @mgbldr tweeted link to this page. 2017-06-28 14:16:01 -0700
    Sign the petition: Cal Gov Jerry Brown, Stop Taking Climate Negotiating Points from Chevron http://act.climatehawksvote.com/brownwspa?recruiter_id=1955179
  • Kelly King
    signed 2017-06-28 14:15:58 -0700
    Why Gov. Brown…why?
  • Murray Callahan
    signed 2017-06-28 14:15:56 -0700
  • J Esposito
    signed 2017-06-28 14:15:55 -0700
    There was a time when the rest of the country looked to California to pave the way for common-sense legislation in the environmental and public health arena. Please be the leader that we all need you to be and stand for the people and the planet rather than the polluters.
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    Sign the petition: Cal Gov Jerry Brown, Stop Taking Climate Negotiating Points from Chevron
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  • Kevin Wightman
    @kkwightman tweeted link to this page. 2017-06-28 14:15:41 -0700
    Sign the petition: Cal Gov Jerry Brown, Stop Taking Climate Negotiating Points from Chevron http://act.climatehawksvote.com/brownwspa?recruiter_id=2156305
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  • Amber Coverdale Sumrall
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  • Margot Lenhart
    signed 2017-06-28 14:15:37 -0700
    Chevron is one of the corporations that continues to work against climate control. You should not be working in their interests. You need to work in the interests of Californians.
  • Judith O'Callaghan
    signed 2017-06-28 14:15:37 -0700
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    signed 2017-06-28 14:15:28 -0700
    Mike harris
  • laura braggiotti
    signed 2017-06-28 14:15:28 -0700
    Be a leader of people and earth, not money mongering and cowering down to corporations who destroy for selfish sad reasons.