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Environmental Justice: Oil bankruptcies require a just transition (worker retraining and toxic cleanups)

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Red, Green, and Blue

“Joining dozens of other oil companies who have filed bankruptcy this year, CRC’s failure is another clear death knell for polluting fossil fuels,” said Martha Argüello, Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility—Los Angeles and Co-Chair of Stand Together Against Neighborhood Drilling – Los Angeles (STAND-LA), an environmental justice coalition based in South Los Angeles and Wilmington, CA fighting to protect frontline communities from urban oil drilling. “As the oil industry meets its end, we urge our elected leaders—at the local and state level, from Mayor Eric Garcetti to Governor Gavin Newsom—to plan for this inevitability.”

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