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Posted by: thepinetree on 10/24/2021 11:22 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 10/24/2021 11:22 AM
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California Moves to Prevent New Oil Drilling

Sacramento, CA...Governor’s climate leadership includes moving to phase out oil production no later than 2045, reducing demand for oil by ending the sale of new gas cars by 2035, investing over $15 billion in climate action and bolstering the state’s green economy.




Moving to protect communities as the state works to phase out fossil fuels, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that the Department of Conservation’s Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM) has released a proposed regulation that would prohibit new wells and facilities within a 3,200-foot exclusion area – or setback – from homes, schools, hospitals, nursing homes and other sensitive locations. It would also require pollution controls for existing wells and facilities within the same 3,200-foot setback area.

“Our reliance on fossil fuels has resulted in more kids getting asthma, more children born with birth defects, and more communities exposed to toxic, dangerous chemicals. California is taking a significant step to protect the more than two million residents who live within a half-mile of oil drilling sites, many in low-income and communities of color,” said Governor Newsom. “We are committed to protecting public health, the economy and our environment as we transition to a greener future that reckons with the realities of the climate crisis we’re all facing.”

The state is proposing a 3,200-foot setback in order to protect public health. A 15-member public health expert panel selected by University of California, Berkeley and Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers (PSE) for Healthy Energy helped inform the draft rule announced today. The panel concluded that when oil and gas developments are within 3,200 feet, there is a strong connection to higher rates of adverse birth outcomes, respiratory diseases such as asthma, and heart disease, among other health impacts. The panel’s research supports both moving oil production farther away from communities in combination with pollution controls for operating wells.

“I applaud the Newsom Administration for putting Californians’ health and safety first,” said Dr. Cedric “Jamie” Rutland, National Spokesperson for the American Lung Association. “The data is disturbing: oil drilling near communities is harmful to public health, with vulnerable communities getting hit hardest. Living next to oil and gas production leads to respiratory illnesses, especially asthma as well as low birth weights, adverse birth outcomes and more, widening the healthcare disparity gap. By moving to end harmful oil drilling near communities, California is prioritizing those most impacted by harmful pollution while working to support communities in the clean energy transition.”

In 2019, the Governor directed CalGEM to strengthen health and safety protections for communities near oil and gas facilities as part of its updated mission to protect public health, safety and the environment. During a pre-rulemaking engagement process, CalGEM held 10 public meetings, received more than 40,000 public comments to help inform the draft rule and convened a 15-member panel of public health experts and scientists. The panel reviewed epidemiological studies relevant to oil and gas production and completed the initial phase of its work on October 1.

Governor Newsom has made California a national leader on efforts to phase out the use of fossil fuels, fight the climate crisis, protect our environment and support the health of every Californian. The Governor took bold action to end the issuance of new fracking permits by 2024, move the state toward phasing out oil extraction by 2045 and reduce demand for oil by ending the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035. Under the Governor’s leadership, for the first time in state history, the number of permits to permanently and safely close wells far exceeds the number of permits for new wells in existing oil fields.

California is home to more than 485,000 clean energy jobs and the state’s renewable energy industry leads the nation in growth. Oil production has been on the decline in California, dropping 65.2 percent since its peak in 1985, and the state is on track to meet its ambitious 2030 climate goal, which will result in a 45 percent reduction in demand for transportation fuels. The Governor’s historic $15 billion climate package includes a $3.9 billion investment to advance the state’s Zero-Emission Vehicle goals, which will help clean up air pollution in disadvantaged communities.

“Today, California took a critical step forward for public health and the safety of our families and children,” said Darryl Molina Sarmiento, Executive Director of Communities for a Better Environment. “By creating a framework to end harmful oil drilling near communities, California is prioritizing front-line residents most impacted by harmful pollution while working towards a healthy equitable transition. We will continue to engage with the Governor’s Office in the next few months to secure a final health and safety setback regulation at CalGEM that offers strong protections for front-line neighborhoods impacted by oil drilling. The fight isn’t over. We need drilling operations phased out in our communities, with robust plans put in place to protect workers and communities.”

“We thank all the partners we worked closely with to develop these proposed regulations to safeguard the health of communities across California,” said State Oil and Gas Supervisor Uduak-Joe Ntuk. “To develop this detailed set of rules, we collaborated with a range of state agencies and an independent public health expert panel to ensure a thorough analysis of relevant science and engineering practices.”

CalGEM will now accept public comment on the draft rule for 60 days. Once that is completed, CalGEM will begin a comprehensive, in-depth economic analysis of the rule. Following this analysis, CalGEM will submit the proposed rule to the Office of Administrative Law and will begin an additional process of receiving comments and refinement of the proposal as needed.

To read the full details of the proposed rule, visit the Public Health Rulemaking webpage. Public comments can be submitted via email to CalGEMRegulations@conservation.ca.gov or by mailing comments to 801 K Street, Sacramento, California (ATTN: Public Health Regulations) by December 21, 2021.

A memo from the public health expert panel can be found here.

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Posted on: 2021-10-24 11:24:13   By: Anonymous
 
Should sure help those poor "workers" that need to drive to work. Seems to me like all it will do is punish those who can least afford it.

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    Posted on: 2021-10-24 11:26:56   By: Anonymous
     
    Fuk Trump & Calaveras Redneck Republicans

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      Posted on: 2021-10-24 11:48:23   By: Anonymous
       
      Who? Brandon? Redneck they’re same as black peoples. If you ain’t black? Well you know the thing. FJB

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        Posted on: 2021-10-24 11:59:41   By: Anonymous
         
        Ole Uncle Joey aka Brandon. Probably goes down in 8 months as the worst Resident in history. All the Racist Orange man bad follow will rot in dementia Joey’s nut sack. What a complete embarrassment. Take sloppy seconds Hillbilly Hillary anyways.

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          Posted on: 2021-10-24 12:04:54   By: Anonymous
           
          Are you on drugs ?

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            No Subject
            Posted on: 2021-10-24 12:06:09   By: Anonymous
             
            Trumps idiots on full display .. embarrassing

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              Posted on: 2021-10-24 12:06:51   By: Anonymous
               
              Thank you Governor Newsom . Amazing job

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                Re: offshore drilling
                Posted on: 2021-10-24 12:23:34   By: Anonymous
                 
                If you look up the percentage that CA offshore drilling provides in west coast oil supplies, the potential in environmental damage is not worth the risk.

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      Posted on: 2021-10-24 12:39:50   By: Anonymous
       
      Got word Gavin want’s to eliminate propane next! How do all his supporters feel about that one??

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        Posted on: 2021-10-24 13:34:46   By: Anonymous
         
        We love drilling for oil with sniveler on the pool table, The Boys...

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          Posted on: 2021-10-24 13:55:40   By: Anonymous
           
          ^ All we struck was gas...

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            Posted on: 2021-10-24 14:29:13   By: Anonymous
             
            As being a roughneck in the pass we would call it a dry well.

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          Posted on: 2021-10-24 21:23:43   By: Anonymous
           
          Antisniveler is dreaming again.

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    Posted on: 2021-10-24 14:48:49   By: Anonymous
     
    I guess they'll be making tires out of wood again like on covered wagons, but how will they grease'em? What will Gavin put on his hair to slick it back without grease, a load of spooey? Gavin, what will we use to pave our roads? What about everything made of plastic, what will we use without oil? What type of lube will the 73 percentile use to put their contraband up nice and tight in their jail house wallets? How will planes fly?
    If you want to take a peek, here's just a small fraction of things made by oil. It will show over 6,000 products made from one barrel of oil ( after 19 gallons of gasoline) https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/partial-list-over-6000-products-made-from-one-barrel-oil-steve-pryor
    Too many in California won't be able to afford an electric car, and we all know that California can NOT be dependent on electricity, even 2 decades ago we had rolling black outs. Even today California buys at least 25 % of our electricity from other states, because of course no state uses more electricity then us. Those other states will happily sell it to us, but it will be at a cost since we will need much more then we use now, thank goodness we have mild weather overall in winter. But to rely on all electric cars? That's a laugh. And with large businesses leaving CA because they are sick of being taxed to death, that means more money being taken from the middle-class.

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    Posted on: 2021-10-24 18:39:25   By: Anonymous
     

    Recall Newsom

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      Posted on: 2021-10-24 20:05:33   By: Anonymous
       
      🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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Posted on: 2021-10-24 13:50:26   By: Anonymous
 
Enjoy your high fuel prices. And enjoy everything you purchase that’s pulled by truck. Those prices are on the rise. And don’t bitch when we all drive electric vehicles which have GPS boxes installed to charge us a tax for every mile we drive. You vote them into office, and we all pay the price

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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-10-24 14:21:43   By: Anonymous
 
NIMBYs. . . you libs have no problem driving your cars but can't stomach oil production to support our own country. . . pathetic. . .

Glad you are happy with your $5+ gallon fuel and rising prices of basic supplies. . .

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    Posted on: 2021-10-24 14:50:32   By: Anonymous
     
    Not exactly . We would like to leave a healthy environment for our next generation .

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      Posted on: 2021-10-25 12:07:54   By: Anonymous
       
      Come on fess up. All you really want to do is virtue signal to us and more importantly to the reflection in the mirror. Since you have never accomplished anything all you can do is virtue signal.

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    Posted on: 2021-10-24 14:56:28   By: Anonymous
     
    $5 a gallon? Oh no, it will be much higher then that. By the end of 2022 gas will be a minimum $6 CA will be higher, this is after all Joe Brandon's America, in a Socialist country, everything will be more expensive, hell...it already is with this idiot of a Dictator. All he's done is create one disaster after another and sometimes creates a few in one day.
    I need to sit down and write all of them down. Thanks to the left wing news media, they do not report on everything he's failed at so as to keep the idiots in his cult ignorant, face it, the left voters are as ignorant as they are bigoted, as they are so easily manipulated.

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      Posted on: 2021-10-24 15:42:19   By: Anonymous
       
      Is a environmental disaster better . It’s the end of the fossil fuel era . Relax , trump lost. . Repeat after me . Trump lost . Do you feel better now ?

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        Posted on: 2021-10-24 19:57:49   By: Anonymous
         
        Pull my finger and I'll feel better

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          Posted on: 2021-10-25 12:12:02   By: Anonymous
           
          You post. .. like …Ole Joey ta—-ta ta da talk . What a embarrassment. Don’t ask them to pull a finger. The lil big guy might enjoy it . . Derp up 2^^

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Go Figure, it's easy to see which party leeches off the government, the Socialist Party
Posted on: 2021-10-24 15:58:02   By: Anonymous
 

Free, Free FREEEEEE
The state of California released a jobs report Friday showing the highest unemployment rate in the nation. California alone represents one-third of the overall unemployed in the nation.

The California Employment Development Department September jobs report showed that the state gained 47,400 jobs since August but holds an unemployment rate of 7.5% which ties Nevada for the highest in the United States.
The least educated state in America of adults 25 plus, is because CA is the most populated state of Socialist chit for brains.

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    Re: Go Figure, it's easy to see which party leeches off the government, the Socialist Party
    Posted on: 2021-10-24 18:00:28   By: Anonymous
     
    BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH
    THE PROUD GIRL AND HIS HAIR CURLER CREAM PUFFS KEEP THEIR LIPS A FLAPPING.
    OH HOW I WISH THE COVID-19 SNUFFS YOUR SORRY SOUL.
    AS FOR OIL PRICES ARE NOT IMPACTED BY A WEST COAST ELIMINATION OF OIL DRILL. BESIDES YOU WOULD SAVES MORE MONEY BY ELIMINATING THE CORPORATE WELFARE PAID THE OIL COMPANIES. THE ICE TRUCKS YOU IDIOT HILLBILLIES DRIVE WILL BE OUT PULLED AND OUT RAN BY EV'S. SOLAR ENERGY NOT OIL ENERGY!!


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    Ca Utilities Push Anti Solar Rooftops
    Posted on: 2021-10-24 18:06:00   By: Anonymous
     
    The utilities are lobbying hard to make rooftop solar much less affordable.
    The Ca PUC has been swayed against rooftop solar. A decision on rooftop policy is coming within a few months.
    Rooftop solar as in Germany can be the answer for clean green energy future, but the fossil fuel, utilities lobbyists are in the ear of our PUC,
    Newsome must stand up and say no, as solar is a perfect fit for Ca for transportation, homes and industry.

    The old thinking is just that, they are willing to keep their old investments in old energy technology paying at everyone else's expense.
    We must demand a clean healthy new energy source for Ca's future.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-10-24 19:03:49   By: Anonymous
 
The only thing missing in this picture is Gavy’s propeller hat that he wore at age 5. This guy is the epitome of someone that will do anything to be popular, even shack with his brother’s wife! What a loser, and you fools think he is so cool! I can’t wait till all you Gay Bays that have moved to Dorrington, and the power is out for a week and your Tesla charger takes a dump!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-10-24 19:14:13   By: Anonymous
 
We are going to have record snow fall, and record rain this winter!

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    Posted on: 2021-10-24 20:02:21   By: Anonymous
     
    I have a crystal balls

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      Posted on: 2021-10-24 21:25:25   By: Anonymous
       
      Antisniveler would like to fondle them

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        Posted on: 2021-10-25 05:15:38   By: Anonymous
         
        Sniveler you have get them out of your mouth to fondle...

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Another poll from the Governor's office
Posted on: 2021-10-25 04:28:59   By: Anonymous
 
"A poll was taken by California Governor Gavin Newsom's office, which asked whether people who live in California think that Illegal immigration is a serious problem. 29% of respondents answered: "Yes, It is a serious problem." 71% of respondents answered: "No es un problema.”Bold Text

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