Advantages of Domestic vs. Foreign Production

California Oil & Gas

California uses all of the oil we produce—currently 37% of what we consume.

California Oil & Gas

The other 63% is imported from foreign countries and other states:

California oil means a secure, affordable supply of energy for our cars, businesses and homes and promotes energy independence.

Foreign oil subjects us to energy shortages and price spikes and makes us dependent on foreign countries for our energy.

California-produced oil means billions of dollars in tax revenue to support schools and public safety.

Imported oil is exempt from paying these California taxes.

California oil means high paying jobs for Californians.

Imported oil means those high paying jobs go to foreign countries or other states.

All oil and gas produced in California is used here and is produced under the most stringent regulations in the world.

Imported oil must come by train or tanker, further increasing costs. Foreign oil comes from many countries with few environmental protections.

SOURCES: http://energyalmanac.ca.gov/petroleum/statistics/2013_foreign_crude_sources.html & http://energyalmanac.ca.gov/petroleum/statistics/crude_oil_receipts.html

STOP EFFORTS TO BAN ENERGY PRODUCTION IN CALIFORNIA

Instead of penalizing California consumers by banning production here, we should be promoting secure, affordable in-state production, jobs and California energy independence.

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