In 2006, California passed The Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32), making our state number one in the world in legislating real reductions in the greenhouse gases that cause global warming.
Now Valero Energy -- a Texas-based oil company -- has already spent half a million dollars to fund a deceptive initiative that would destroy AB 32, California's landmark clean energy and air pollution law.
Valero is directing its corporate funds to a campaign seeking to take our law off the books via the California initiative process. If Valero's money can generate enough paid signatures to get this initiative on the ballot, the company may succeed in rolling back AB 32 in November's election.
Echoing talking points from prominent global warming deniers, Valero's CEO has insisted that CO2 - a major contributor to climate change -- is not air pollution. However, the scientific community and even the U.S. Supreme Court are clear on this issue: CO2 (carbon dioxide) is a pollutant that should be regulated. Unfortunately, the Texas oil company is now trying stop Californians from implementing landmark C02 regulations in the our fight against global warming.
CREDO Action and Courage Campaign members are fighting back by launching a boycott of Valero gas stations.
Valero CEO Bill Klesse needs to hear from you that we are serious.
Your message will be delivered immediately to Bill Klesse and then later to a Valero station near you so Valero's station managers can also send a message to their bosses -- attacking California's global warming law is bad for business.
Valero and another Texas-based oil company, Tesoro, are going to need to spend at least a million dollars to gather signatures for a November ballot initiative that would kill AB 32 and new clean energy development.
Valero and Tesoro operate gas stations under the following brands. Boycott all of these locations:
- Diamond Shamrock
- Corner Store
- USA Petroleum
And I'll tell my friends to do the same.