CFROG is dedicated to combating the climate crisis by working to shape the transition from fossil fuels to a carbon-free economy on California’s Central Coast.
We are committed to the establishment of an economy that is sustainable, inclusive and promotes renewable energy. We work at the local level to build awareness of how fossil fuels impact our communities, and engage area officials, government agencies and other like-minded organizations to eliminate those impacts.
CFROG serves as a watchdog organization dedicated to ensuring that oil and gas operations are properly reviewed, permitted, monitored and compliant.
To propel positive change at the local level through advocacy, empowerment, and grassroots action, we seek to:
When deciding whether to engage on an issue, we make sure it aligns with our organizational values:
1. Protect human health on the Central Coast.
Many communities get more than their fair share of environmental pollution from oil and gas activity, past and present. We seek to remedy the disproportionate impacts on communities of color and promote environmental justice.
2. Ensure industry accountability and oversight.
We envision a future where the energy industry is held accountable for the negative impacts of their operations, and local government oversight is stringent and well-thought-out. Our advocacy centers on projects and places where there has been inadequate oversight of oil industry activities.
3. Set a precedent outside the Central Coast.
While we focus on one small corner of the world, we also realize that the bold actions of one local government can set a precedent for other agencies – local, state, and even federal – to follow suit. We focus on victories that could create a ‘ripple effect’ and help other organizations advocate for the same changes in their communities.