Over 600 physicians, nurses and health professionals in California, many of whom are currently frontline health care workers throughout our state sent a letter supporting AB345.

We have seen first hand the ways in which oil and gas drilling harms the health of our patients. While we understand that the California Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM) is undertaking a public health rulemaking process, CalGEM is currently under no obligation to enact a setback between oil and gas drilling and sensitive sites like homes, playgrounds and hospitals. To protect the health of Californians, we need you to support AB345 and ensure the creation of a health and safety buffer zone. August 9, 2020