The mission of the #CrudeAwakening is to protect our coast from future oil spills.

The California legislature has already taken three critical steps towards achieving that goal, thanks in part to your work. A trio of important bills (SB414, AB864 and SB295) that will improve pipeline safety related to offshore oil and gas production and enhance our ability to respond to oil spills have passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

  • Senate Bill 414 would improve oil spill response off our coast
  • Assembly Bill 864 would require oil companies to use “best available technology” on their pipelines
  • Senate Bill 295 would improve requirements for pipeline inspection

Now, they’re on their way for a full floor vote—the last step before going to Gov. Brown’s desk to become law. While a fourth bill (SB788) that would have stopped new oil drilling along our coast was unfortunately killed in committee, we’re excited to keep pushing the remaining three bills forward to become law

But we need your continued help. Take action now and voice your support for safer energy production along our fragile coastline. Please encourage your friends to do the same.

Our friends at The Environmental Defense Center and Santa Barbara Channelkeeper are leading the way locally, and Surfrider Foundation is working statewide and nationally on this important issue. We support their efforts.

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