Efforts to Shutdown California’s Oil and Natural Gas Production Make No Sense

California already imports 75% of the oil we use, mostly from foreign countries. That’s one of the reasons why supporting California’s existing, local oil and natural gas production is so important. Restricting the ability for California to continue producing the energy it needs would increase foreign oil imports, result in higher gas prices at the pump and risk serious energy supply shortages.

California’s local oil and natural gas production generates $1.5 billion in state and local tax revenues to fund schools, social services, and public safety and is powered by 50,000 Californians. Keeping California’s production local funds vital services, protects jobs, and decreases our reliance on more costly foreign oil and the volatile foreign countries that supply it.

The world’s most environmentally regulated oil and natural gas production is right here in California. As we transition to a cleaner energy economy, we should continue to produce the oil and natural gas Californians need locally and responsibly - rather than increase our reliance on costly foreign oil produced in countries without our same environmental, labor and human rights standards.

What Community Members Are Saying

Shutting down California’s oil and gas production while Californians still rely on it for our energy only means more foreign oil, and less control over our own energy supply.

Steve Huber

National Security Expert, Oxnard CA

Communities like ours can’t afford fewer jobs and even higher energy prices.

Dora Westerlund

President Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation, Fresno CA

After the last couple of years, the last thing small businesses need is higher gas and utility prices. Forcing California to import more expensive foreign oil only increases costs harming everyone’s bottom line when we should be focused on economic recovery.

Gene Hale

Chairman, Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce

After the last couple of years, the last thing my business needs is higher gas and utility prices. Forcing California to import more costly foreign oil, increases prices for small businesses like mine.

Lisa Morris

Small Business Owner, Ventura

News & Resources

California’s Economy Is Supported by Oil and Gas

California’s Economy Is Supported by Oil and Gas

Who Are California’s Energy Workers?

Who Are California’s Energy Workers?

California Is An Energy Island

California Is An Energy Island

Local Oil Production Is Important to California

Local Oil Production Is Important to California

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