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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  • Gary Grice
    signed 2017-07-12 08:43:20 -0700
  • Carolyn Antell
    signed 2017-07-12 06:35:14 -0700
    CAROLYN ANTELL..Dear Jerry..thank you for your service..BUT ..USE YOUR COURAGE TO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX!! OUTSIDE CHEVRON’s BOX!!!!!
  • Robert Blanchard
    signed 2017-07-12 04:42:42 -0700
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  • Rhonda Peters
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  • satya vayu
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    Sign the petition: Cal Gov Jerry Brown, Stop Taking Climate Negotiating Points from Chevron
  • satya vayu
    signed 2017-07-12 01:30:06 -0700
  • Cami Leonard Leonard
    signed 2017-07-11 23:24:14 -0700
  • Patricia Williams
    signed 2017-07-11 20:31:03 -0700
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  • Nadia Miah
    signed 2017-07-11 20:26:43 -0700
  • Dee Sands
    signed 2017-07-11 19:24:16 -0700
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  • Courtney King
    signed 2017-07-11 17:37:57 -0700
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  • Debbie Ricards
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    Sign the petition: Cal Gov Jerry Brown, Stop Taking Climate Negotiating Points from Chevron
  • Debbie Ricards
    signed 2017-07-11 15:57:02 -0700
  • Phyllis Van Leuven
    signed 2017-07-11 14:07:08 -0700
  • Marleen Neus
    signed via 2017-07-11 10:39:17 -0700
  • Colleen Hamilton
    signed 2017-07-11 10:15:57 -0700
  • Lawrence Schultz
    signed 2017-07-11 05:44:51 -0700
    I am appalled at all the indicators that you, once considered one of our most progressive politicians, have continued in recent times to enact programs and policies that support your corporate donors at the expense of the well being of Californians and the planet, or in the case of toxic chemicals being used on our farm workers, at the expense of the migrant farm workers. You should be ashamed of yourself. You once marched with Cesar Chavez: now you march in lockstep with corporate agri-business, big pharma, and your other various corporate donors! Shame on you. When did you sell your soul to these groups?? California deserves better than you.
  • Corey Ploutz
    signed 2017-07-11 05:23:21 -0700
  • William Pecher
    signed 2017-07-10 23:58:50 -0700
    William Pecher
  • Susan Keller
    signed 2017-07-10 21:17:54 -0700
  • Doug & Mary Wylie
    signed 2017-07-10 21:02:34 -0700
  • Amy Winter
    signed 2017-07-10 14:02:10 -0700
  • Connie Calla
    signed 2017-07-10 11:51:03 -0700
  • Matt Peters
    signed 2017-07-10 11:12:08 -0700
  • Jno Hunt
    signed 2017-07-10 10:18:26 -0700
  • Andrew Schlosser
    signed 2017-07-10 08:39:05 -0700
  • Dort Rothafel
    signed 2017-07-10 06:13:29 -0700
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  • Susan Lozano
    signed 2017-07-09 22:08:58 -0700
  • Lynn Adams
    signed 2017-07-09 21:29:37 -0700
  • Rosemarie Smallcombe
    signed 2017-07-09 21:02:15 -0700
    Come on Jerry, we need leadership now to rapidly move away from fossil fuels. Lead or get out of the way!