30 Nov '16, 6pm

SF's “Keep It in the Ground” ordinance will transition Kern County oil field into solar fields https://t.co/2YKrC0bQh7

SF's “Keep It in the Ground” ordinance will transition Kern County oil field into solar fields https://t.co/2YKrC0bQh7

The City of San Francisco has taken a bold stand against profiting from climate disruption, passing legislation on November 29th that prohibits the leasing of city-owned land for fossil fuel extraction. The unanimous decision by the Board of Supervisors is a win-win-win for the environment, for clean energy jobs, and for city residents. The passage of the ‘Keep It In The Ground’ ordinance is more than just a symbolic move; Supervisor John Avalos introduced the legislation in response to the revelation that for decades, San Francisco has benefited from leasing 800 acres of city-owned land in Kern County — the heart of California’s oil and gas country — to Chevron for oil drilling. This arrangement is at odds with San Francisco's reputation as a leader in seeking solutions to lower our nation’s dependency on dirty, climate-destabilizing fossil fuels. The ordinance takes effe...

Full article: http://www.sierraclub.org/lay-of-the-land/2016/11/sfs-kee...

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