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There are over 8600 oil wells in Ventura - they are active, idle, plugged, buried. About 453 of them have been fracked. Each of these wells pollute our air and jeopardize our water supply.

CFROG is protecting our air, water and climate, right here, right now.

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Summary of the IPCC report

The IPCC Report and the County’s responsibility to take action

Global Warming of 1.5C, an IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty.

Last week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a special report assessing and summarizing the currently-available literature on global warming. The IPCC is a group of the world’s top scientists commissioned by the United Nations with the goal of distilling the current science on climate change. The panel’s goal is to provide objective and accurate reports on climate change and its political and economic impacts.

To put it plainly, the report lays out how the effects of surpassing a 2℃ warming would be catastrophic. Poor people and communities in the Global South are experiencing the worst effects of climate change-- including diseases, displacement, and famine-- and will continue to be impacted as we further warm our climate. Allowing temperatures to reach 1.5℃ above pre-industrial levels presents similar challenges that are unprecedented for our global society, but limiting warming to this level would reduce the number people drastically affected by the changed climate.

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Santa Paula Times covers oil well fire on South Mountain

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CFROG is Hiring: Bilingual Community Organizer

CFROG is hiring! We need a fabulous Community Organizer

Come help us improve air quality across Ventura County.

Deadline to apply: 5:00pm Monday, September 17

Entry level position, Bilingual Community Organizer – This is a great opportunity to learn grassroots organizing with a Ventura County based environmental watchdog organization focused on oil and gas extraction and related activities. The Community Organizer position will be fundamental to the execution of a state grant funded program working with members of the public, primarily in environmental justice communities. The organizer will identify and support community leaders and neighborhood scientists in forming Community Air Action Teams in West Ventura and Oxnard. The organizer will plan and promote community meetings and trainings in the use of hand held air monitors to gather open sourced data regarding air quality, which will ultimately be used in the development of local policies leading to improved air quality at the neighborhood level.

 

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