As a major consumer of Amazonian oil, the state of California plays an outsized role in the destruction of this sacred rainforest.

66% of the oil exported from the Amazon rainforest goes to the United States, with the lion’s share (50%) of global Amazon oil exports going to California. On average, 1 in 9 gallons pumped in California is derived from the Amazon. Everything from airports, to delivery trucks, and gas stations run on Amazonian crude oil. But the price of powering the “Golden State” is high – and Indigenous communities halfway across the world are footing the bill.

The Amazon rainforest is on the edge of its tipping point and unless we secure ambitious protection for it, we could soon be seeing the rainforest transform into a savannah. We need to step up the pressure on the Californian government to live up to its progressive values and reputation by committing to end complicity in new drilling in the Amazon and wind down oil imports from this critical region.

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Linked Fates: California, the Western Amazon, and Controversial Oil Drilling

In 2021, and our partner Amazon Watch released a shocking report, Linked Fates, that paints a clear picture of the linked fates of the lungs of the planet and the Golden State. 1 in every 9 gallons pumped in California comes from the Amazon.

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Add your name to end California’s reliance on Amazonian oil

California is the largest destination for crude oil exports from the Amazon Rainforest. Sign the petition and call on Governor Gavin Newsom to commit to end California’s crude addiction.

End Amazon Crude

1 in 9 gallons pumped in California comes from the Ecuadorian region of the Amazon. Urge Governor Newsom to stop California’s complicity in the Amazon’s destruction. Use our simple tool to send your message. @standearth

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