Ocean Protection, Water Quality
September 19 2019

California Governor Newsom Threatens to Side With Trump Admin Over State Lawmakers

by Jennifer Savage

Governor Gavin Newsom surprised environmental and labor allies this week by opting to side with private water interests and the Trump administration instead of safeguarding workers and wildlife. Surfrider Foundation joins the people of California in asking the governor to sign SB 1 instead of following through with the veto he’s threatened

Approved by the California legislature early last Saturday, SB 1 would ensure that California maintains the protections that the Trump Administration seeks to undermine, namely the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Endangered Species Act.

With a federal administration determined to weaken these environmental and public health laws, it’s imperative California step up to defend our clean air, water, and communities – which is why state Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins authored this legislation as a safety measure. We need SB 1 in order to hold on to clean air and water, shield endangered wildlife and preserve workers’ rights. 

Join us in asking Governor Newsom to do the right thing: Sign SB 1 into law.


CALL

Call Governor Newsom at (916) 445-2841 and say:

My name is _______, I am a resident of _______, California. I'm calling to urge Gov. Newsom to sign SB 1. 

SB 1 will protect California from the effects of recent and future environmental protection rollbacks by the Trump administration. Vetoing SB 1 would be a rash decision based on false information and signal that Governor Newsom sides with the Trump administration's water policy. That would be detrimental to California, its environment, and its communities.

I'm asking Gov. Newsom to lead California in its fight against the Trump administration by signing SB 1.


EMAIL

Email Governor Newsom (Select "Legislation" or "SB 1" from the dropdown menu) and say:

SB 1 will protect California from the effects of recent and future environmental protection rollbacks by the Trump administration. Vetoing SB 1 would be a rash decision based on false information and signal that Governor Newsom sides with the Trump administration's water policy. That would be detrimental to California, its environment, and its communities.

I'm asking Gov. Newsom to lead California in its fight against the Trump administration by signing SB 1.