SACRAMENTO — There seems to be two Jerry Browns in office.
On the one hand, Gov. Brown says he’s serious about climate change. He says he wants California to lead the way. He goes to the Vatican and tells the pope 1/3 of the world’s oil needs to stay in the ground.
On the other hand, Gov. Brown continues to allow extreme oil drilling. He continues to sit by as California remains the 3rd largest oil producing state in the nation.
A fantastic piece in Earthworks calls out the governor’s hypocrisy. In it, Bruce Baizel writes:
“So, who is the real Jerry Brown, the one who makes strong speeches about keeping fossil fuels in the ground, or the one whose policies show almost no difference with those industry-friendly states of Texas and North Dakota?”
Read the entire article here.