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California and Big Oil (Exxon & Chevron) are splitting after century-long affair as the state fights climate change.


It is the end of an era for Big Oil in California, as the most populous U.S. state divorces itself from fossil fuels in its fight against climate change.
ENVIRONMENTAL AWAKENING
If oil companies fed California's car culture, their oil spills spurred the U.S. environmental movement. A devastating oil well blowout in Santa Barbara in 1969 led to the National Environmental Policy Act that for the first time required federal agencies consider environmental effects of permitting decisions.
In the 70s and 80s, the state set curbs on drilling near homes and businesses and regulations on air pollution - rules that have been copied widely across the U.S. In 1996, California introduced reformulated gasoline to fight smog, developing the country’s most stringent and costly environmental standards.
A report done by Reuters.

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Santa Barbara oil spill

https://www.reuters.com/sustainability/climate-energy/california-big-oil-are-splitting-after-century-long-affair-2024-01-29/



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  • George Kariuki

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    This marks a significant development in the fight against climate change.

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    • Joseph Githinji

      11 w

      A bold move, let's embrace the new era if renewable energy and bid goodbye to fossil fuels.

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      • walter lungayi

        11 w

        This split reflects the growing urgency to address climate change and reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

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        • Gorffly mokua

          11 w

          These companies have been major contributors to greenhouse gas emissions over the past century, and it is crucial that they are held accountable for their role in climate change.

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          • Elizabeth Gathigia

            11 w

            Very encouraging move

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            • Ann Nyambura

              11 w

              A positive step

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              • Felix mokaya

                11 w

                California splitting from fossil fuel ,is awakening call to other nation to embrace and to start the use of renewable energy.

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                • johnte ndeto

                  11 w

                  I believe oil companies can still make margins through clean and renewable energy

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                  • dickson mutai

                    11 w

                    Let the era of renewable energy and climate action flourish

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                    • Gorffly mokua

                      11 w

                      @dickson_mutai This is possible with good leaders in office.

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                    • Princess

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                      This is a bold commitment to combating climate change.

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                      • Jane Wangui

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                        @princess_nel_268 Hoping that this is not just for claut.We must end the use of fossil fuels.

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