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Thu Mar 12, 2015, 08:22 PM

 

UCC: Thank Governor Brown for Committing to Cut Oil Use in Half

During his inaugural address, Governor Jerry Brown committed to make a plan that would reduce California's oil use by 50 percent over the next 15 years. His commitment mirrors our own Half the Oil plan, so we're particularly pleased to see this bold step forward.

Almost immediately after the governor's announcement, the oil industry started to attack its credibility. But their claims are unfounded—as our Half the Oil plan demonstrates, practical changes such as improving fuel efficiency, shifting to electric vehicles, and expanding low-carbon biofuels technologies would allow us to reach the 50 percent goal by 2035.

California is already on track to meet the state's 2020 climate goals, which would lead to a 20 percent decrease in oil use if extended through 2030. By committing the state to a more ambitious goal, Governor Brown acknowledged the urgency of addressing climate change as well as the practicality of today's oil-saving solutions.

The benefits of cutting oil use go beyond our efforts to stabilize the climate. In addition, using less oil will improve public health by decreasing air pollution, and will create jobs and economic opportunity in clean fuel alternatives.

Governor Brown's commitment shows that he recognizes that cutting oil is both important and possible. Write to thank him today for his commitment to cut California's oil use in half: Letter

Sincerely,

Brandy Doyle
California and Western States Organizer
Union of Concerned Scientists
via email

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Response to antiquie (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 08:47 PM

1. Well, that explains why he's supporting fracking.

 

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 09:03 PM

2. I suspect it's for the same reason

 

Bill Nye, The "Science" Guy has reversed his GMO position in favor of Monsanto's.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 09:19 PM

3. I've also wondered a bit about this:

 

Anne Gust Brown (born March 15, 1958 in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan) is an American businesswoman and politician who currently serves as the First Lady of California, serving alongside her husband, Governor of California Jerry Brown. Prior to her marriage to Brown, Gust was a lawyer and executive for the clothing retailer The Gap. Gust has been noted for her influence on her husband during his time in office.

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Response to antiquie (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 12, 2015, 11:24 PM

4. That doesn't even mention she's a repuke.

 

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