By Kaunra Jaggar, Executive Director
Join us in calling on California’s Governor Jerry Brown to put the health and well-being of people over the profits of big oil and gas companies.
Because California is both the third-largest oil-producing state and the leading food-producing state, strong protections here can benefit millions more beyond California’s state lines. Oil and gas workers and nearby residents, often low-income and people of color, have higher cancer risks, increased asthma attacks, higher hospitalization rates, and more rashes and upper respiratory problems.
In our interconnected world, everyone is at risk of exposure to the toxic chemicals used by oil and gas industries when they contaminate the air we breathe and the water we drink. And we know that our involuntary exposure to these toxic chemicals can increase the risk of breast cancer.
It’s long past the time to act on what we know.
That’s why we’re proud to be one of a core group of organizations leading more than 800 environmental, labor, health, and social justice organizations from around the globe in demanding that Gov. Brown do the right thing and take a bold step to protect our health.