Oppose New Offshore and Onshore Oil Drilling in California

Resolution Number SD09.19

Oppose New Offshore and Onshore Oil Drilling in California

WHEREAS, the California Assembly, in a laudatory move, recently voted against new offshore oil drilling, resulting in the Governor signing a budget that did not subject our state to the environmental hazards of new oil drilling; and

WHEREAS,
the California Lands Commission on August 11, 2009, held an informational hearing on the advantages and disadvantages of offshore vs. onshore oil drilling, suggesting new oil drilling off the California coast is still under consideration to generate a new revenue stream; and

WHEREAS, both offshore and onshore drilling jeopardize our precious coastline, the first by potentially polluting marine life and shoreline, the second by subjecting Californians to toxicity from accidents;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party reaffirms its long-standing opposition to new offshore oil drilling and any new onshore oil drilling that may adversely affect the California coast or ocean and urges the Legislature to reject any Gubernatorial appointment for Lt. Governor who would vote to overturn this longstanding commitment; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that state Democratic leaders continue their commitment to renewable energy sources that unlike the burning of fossil fuels will not pollute our land, sea, and air, as set forth in the CDP Platform.

Authors: Marcy Winograd, AD 53 and Rachel Binah, AD 1;
Passed unanimously by the Los Angeles County Democratic Party on 8/11/09

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Adopted by the Executive Board
Of the California Democratic Party
At its Executive Board Meeting
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Hotel, San Diego
November 15, 2009

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