More than three dozen environmental groups sent a joint letter to California Gov. (D) on Tuesday urging him to be bolder on environmental issues during his second year in office and declare a sweeping climate emergency. 

was delivered on the first anniversary of Newsom taking office. It demanded, among other things, that he issue an immediate moratorium on new fossil fuel permits, ban and produce a plan for a public utility company as part of that emergency declaration. 

“Governor Newsom has recognized the extreme threats that the climate crisis presents, and the question now is if he will do what science, and his constituents demand ― stop drilling for oil,” Special Projects Director Matt Leonard said in a statement

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