California Cities Unite Against Offshore Drilling, Fracking
The Oakland City Council has just approved a resolution opposing fossil fuel drilling and fracking off the California coast — joining Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Berkeley, Arcata, Goleta, Malibu, San Luis Obispo and Cayucos in passing resolutions against new offshore drilling.
The vote follows Trump's April order urging expansion of oil and gas exploitation in federal waters, which could expose the Pacific Ocean to new oil leasing for the first time in more than 30 years.
"Californians are uniting in opposition to Trump's reckless designs on our coastline and calling for a clean energy future, not more dirty drilling and fracking," said Center organizer Blake Kopcho.
Read more in our press release.