We need a 2500 foot setback.
Did you know that California is the only major oil-producing state in the country that doesn’t protect its residents with a minimum “setback” or buffer zone between oil and gas drilling and places where people live, study, play, and heal? Rather than protect Californians with science-based setbacks, our state allows toxic oil and gas drilling to take place right next door to homes, schools, playgrounds, and hospitals poisoning the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the soil our food grows in.
This is a dereliction of the primary responsibility of government: to protect the public.
We mothers and others say enough is enough! We want Governor Newsom and CalGEM (the agency responsible for regulating California’s oil and gas industry) to step up NOW and implement a 2500-foot health-and-safety buffer zone between drilling operations and sensitive sites to protect our children and our communities.