California plans to phase out all oil and gas production by 2045 April 27, 2021
“We welcome this historic announcement that we need a just transition away from oil,” said Martha Dina Argüello, the executive director of the Los Angeles chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, a public health advocacy group, in a press release. But Argüello added that the regulatory processes that Newsom’s order sets in motion take time and are “often exclusionary.” “Communities need immediate relief to the heath assaults of oil and gas extraction in the form of an immediate 2500 foot health and safety buffer,” she said. “Justice delayed is justice denied.”
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