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State & local elected officials and show their support for a windfall profits cap on the oil industry for price gouging consumers
“Profits of ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, and Shell have skyrocketed 169 percent this year to $125 billion. The oil industry is using Putin’s war and inflation as shields to hide their price gouging. Enough is enough. We stand with the people of our state and urge the enactment of a windfall profits cap,” said CA State Sen. Henry Stern. Read more HERE.
At a press conference at the Capitol, state lawmakers and local elected officials urged legislation on a windfall profits cap on oil companies for the price gouging practices. The penalty would provide a rebate for CA consumers. Elected Officials to Protect America (EOPA) California local elected officials from frontline communities spoke about how their communities are being affected from gas prices as the oil industry continues to rake in billions of dollars in profits with no regard for how it hurts Californians, our climate and security . . . Listen to the radio shore HERE.
Inaugural EOPA California Climate Emergency & Energy Security Summit hosted by the California Energy Commission focuses on offshore wind
Over 100 of EOPA California’s 462 elected official members, representing more than half of all Californians met
At the summit, hosted by the California Energy Commission (CEC), a range of experts discussed how transitioning to a 100 percent clean energy economy is key to California’s prosperity with an equitable transition from fossil fuels. The road to become energy independent will protect peoples’ pocketbooks from fossil fuel fluctuations and their health from hazardous fossil fuel fumes that also cause greenhouse gas emissions — while protecting our national security and planet. Read more HERE.
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From California to Maine elected officials share their stories with us about how they are working to combat the climate crises in their communities, state and nation.
Luisa Santos, Miami-Dade School Board Member speaks about the importance of the Infrastructure Act’s electric bus funds for her district
Right now, there are more than 480,000 gaspowered school buses that are in regular use across the country. The Infrastructure Jobs Act allocated federal funding for electric buses. Over the next five years, starting 2022, the law allocates $5 billion towards the purchase of electric buses in school districts all across America. Miami-Dade’s school district is the fourth largest in the nation, so what they do has a national impact.
School board member Luisa Santos describes the challenges and her hopes for the future. Watch HERE.
David Chiu, San Francisco City Attorney, former CA Assemblyman, co-authored of the CA offshore wind law speaks about its importance at EOPA CA Summit
At the 2022 EOPA California summit experts discussed how transitioning to a 100 percent clean energy economy is key to California’s prosperity with an equitable transition from fossil fuels. Offshore wind farms would help accelerate the process and realize the state’s clean energy goals. David Chiu, San Francisco City Attorney, former CA Assemblyman, is the co-author of the CA offshore wind law and was the keynote speaker at the Summit.
“Climate policy and industrial policy have to be aligned to see the potential of this technology happen. It must be equitable affordable and sustainable,” said Chiu. Watch HERE. Listen to the radio show HERE.
Explore podcasts from the City Climate Corner as they explore how small and mid-sized cities are tackling climate change and moving toward an equitable and sustainable future.Share their ideas and innovations with others.
Co-hosted by Abby Finis and Larry Kraft.
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Explore podcasts from the Listening Project on the environmental fight in the refinery port city of Richmond, CA. From Chevron refinery’s toxic pollutants and the cleaning up of hazardous materials and from the former Zeneca site to the fight over the Point Molate shoreline, environmental concerns have shaped politics and conversations in Richmond for decades. These podcasts explore the issue.