Nearly 5 million Californians live within 1 mile of an active oil or gas site.
92% of all fossil fuel production and processing in California occurs in low-income or Black, Indigenous, and Latine communities—a testament to the reality of environmental racism in California today.
These frontline communities live in the shadow of an environmental health crisis. Those bearing the brunt of polluted air, water, and soil in their neighborhoods suffer from an increased risk of asthma and other respiratory illnesses, pre-term births and high-risk pregnancies, and cancer.
We mobilize to support efforts led by VISIÓN, Last Chance Alliance, and Youth vs. Apocalypse to enact a 3,200-foot setback between fossil fuel drilling and communities, and to phase out fossil fuels statewide.
Our Collaborating for Climate Justice Team supports their work by showing up for actions, mobilizing our member base, soliciting public comments, and circulating petitions and sign-on letters. Our current focus is on the impacts of “neighborhood drilling” — exploring for oil right where Californians live, study, and seek medical care.
No drilling where we're living
Join VISIÓN to call for a 3,200-foot setback for new oil and gas wells, no redrilling of existing wells, and a ban on all new permits.
Join the Collaborating for Climate Justice Team
Help amplify the work of frontline communities fighting back against environmental injustice.
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Is there an active oil or gas site near you?
Use this tool to find out more about active oil and gas sites polluting your community. To view some highly impacted California communities, enter Wilmington or Culver City in the Los Angeles Area; or Arvin, Shafter, and Lost Hills in Kern County.