For environmentalists, Sacramento is ground zero in battle over California’s air, coastlines and climate future July 19, 2022

Child with asthma inhaler

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“Pollution from oil and gas operations causes asthma and other breathing problems, may cause cognitive decline and cancer; it affects babies even before they are born,” stressed Marjaneh Moini, board member, Physicians for Social Responsibility. “We must phase out oil and gas infrastructure to truly protect public health, that is exactly what CalGEM scientific advisory panel has recommended. A 3,200-foot buffer between Californians and industrial oil operations is the bare minimum to protect their health, their livelihoods and their families.”

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