I signed the petition "Valero & Tesoro: Don't Derail California's Green Future". I'm asking you to sign this petition to help us reach our goal of
10,000 signatures. I care deeply about this cause, and I hope you will support
California is emerging as a clean energy leader, thanks in large part to regulations put in place by Assembly Bill 32 (AB 32). This landmark law requires the state to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.
- Target: Valero CEO Bill Klesse & Tesoro CEO Bruce Smith
- Sponsored by: Care2.com
But Texan oil giants Tesoro and Valero want to roll back the state's efforts by delaying implementation of this bill until the state unemployment level dips below 5.5% (which has happened only three times in the past 30 years).
Tesoro and Valero are the largest polluters in California (Valero was named one of the worst polluters in the United States and was fined $711 million by the EPA in 2005) and both companies account for 16.7% of all reported greenhouse gas emissions in California. These over-polluting companies companies have already spent nearly $2 million on an anti-AB 32 campaign.
Together we can make a difference!!