As the Trump Administration issued their executive order to reopen offshore oil drilling off the coast of California and the South Bay, the Sierra Club and the California League of Conservation Voters made it clear: Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi is the one to count on to fight to defend our coast and protect our local environment.
"Al Muratsuchi has proven to be an effective leader in the fight to protect our air, water and environment from polluters — and from a hostile Trump Administration. He is committed to protecting our coast and fighting Big Oil to ensure the health and safety of neighborhoods close to refineries. Sierra Club is proud to support Al Muratsuchi's re-election to the State Assembly," said Kathryn Phillips, Director of Sierra Club California.
Assemblymember Muratsuchi has been a champion for protecting the California coast and the South Bay environment. He has introduced Assembly Bill 1775 to fight the Trump Administration’s plan to reopen offshore oil drilling off the California coast. In 2014, Muratsuchi authored legislation to oppose oil drilling in Hermosa Beach.
Assemblymember Muratsuchi has also been fighting to make the Torrance refinery safer. He introduced a package of bills to protect Torrance and the South Bay from toxic chemicals, including a bill to phase out the refinery’s use of modified hydrofluoric acid. He authored new laws requiring refineries to install neighborhood air quality monitors and emergency community alert systems, as well as a law creating a statewide interagency task force on refinery safety.
Fort Bragg Advocate
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. last week signed legislation – SB 834 by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) and AB 1775 by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) – to block new federal offshore oil drilling along California’s coast, and announced the state’s opposition to the federal government’s plan to expand oil drilling on public lands in California.
“Today, California’s message to the Trump administration is simple: Not here, not now,” said Governor Brown. “We will not let the federal government pillage public lands and destroy our treasured coast.”
Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed two bills that would block new offshore oil drilling in California by barring the construction of pipelines, piers, wharves or other infrastructure necessary to transport the oil and gas from federal waters to state land.
This locks into law the vows of Brown and other state officials who declared earlier this year they would do whatever it takes to stop the Trump administration from opening California waters to drilling on an unprecedented scale.
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