California is at a crossroads.
Last legislative session, state legislators passed critical policies to curb emissions and protect Californians from pollution. But there’s still work to do to keep California a global climate leader. We need to close loopholes allowing corporations to greenwash and the state to invest in dirty energy.
This legislative session, California has an opportunity to hold the oil and gas industry and other polluters accountable for their climate impacts. Right now, state legislators are considering a climate package that would:
- Require big corporations to track and fully report on their emissions. This is a major step toward combating corporate greenwashing.
- Put an end to California investing billions of teacher and state employee retirement dollars in oil and gas companies, stopping the state’s contradictory policy of being a climate leader while simultaneously investing in fossil fuel corporations.
- Require large companies to prepare climate-related financial risk reports, enabling individuals to make informed decisions about their investments and support companies that are taking climate action.
We can’t allow the fossil fuel industry to continue to mislead and manipulate Californians. We deserve to know how much large corporations are contributing to climate change and for the state to stop empowering the fossil fuel industry through investments.
It’s time for legislators to pick a side— corporate greed or California’s climate future.