While state and local leaders chart the economic recovery from COVID-19, Californians for Energy Independence is reminding policymakers that in-state energy production provides thousands of jobs and billions in tax
While activists continue to call for California to keep its energy resources in the ground, all levels of government have declared the oil and natural gas supply chain as critical infrastructure necessary to power essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On the brink of recession with record low growth and tens of thousands leaving the region, now is not the time for Ventura County to hurt an industry supplying good-paying jobs and millions in tax revenues.
Longtime community members explain why the Central Valley is fighting back against Sacramento’s efforts to restrict local production as more than 90 local leaders and organizations call on Gov. Newsom to protect workers and the region’s way of life.
State agencies in Sacramento have moved to restrict in-state production, forcing California – which already imports 70% of the oil it uses every day – to depend even more heavily on foreign sources of oil.