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Gov. Brown urged to phase out state’s fossil-fuel industry

April 11, 2018 by Abhilasha Fullonton

(Source: San Francisco Chronicle) More than 750 environmental, labor, health and social justice groups on Wednesday urged Gov. Jerry Brown to stop issuing permits for oil drilling and begin the phase-out of fossil-fuel production within the state, calling the move necessary to stop climate change. In an open letter, the organizations sought to pressure Brown in advance of an international climate summit he will host in San Francisco in September. The groups — which have also paid for billboards aimed at Brown in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Sacramento — called on the governor to end new permits for oil and gas drilling, fossil fuel infrastructure and petrochemical projects. Read full article…

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