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To: Sonoma County Board of Supervisors
Divest Sonoma County from Fossil Fuel
We are very proud to live in a county that has worked tirelessly for the last few years to create and implement a climate action plan. However, to prevent catastrophic climate change, we would like the supervisors of Sonoma County to take one other crucial step and stand proudly alongside 24 other cities and counties by committing to forgo any future investments in the fossil fuel industry.
Why is this important?
Sonoma County's Climate Action Plan 2020 demonstrates how well citizens and leaders of Sonoma County work together to limit local greenhouse gas emissions. However, these actions alone will not be enough to prevent the looming climate chaos which the recent IPCC report warned us about. We have to prevent the fossil fuel industries from continuing to do business as usual. In fact, to save life on the planet, the fossil fuel companies must keep 80 percent of their reserves in the ground. Exxon spends $100,000 a day in search of new fossil fuel. This proves that, not only do they plan to burn the reserves they have, but they are also eager to find and burn more, and consequently change the planet forever. By divesting from fossil fuel, Sonoma County (along with universities, colleges, places of religion, other municipalities and retirement funds) will send a clear message to the fossil fuel companies that their greed and total disregard for the planet are no longer acceptable. We applaud Sonoma County’s goals to reduce GHG emissions to 25% below 1990 by 2020; committing to remain divested from fossil fuel is the right thing to do. We urge the Sonoma County Supervisors to pass this resolution to forgo any future investments in the fossil fuel industry.
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