The holiday season is a time of reflection for all Californians to appreciate the contributions of working families and ensure that we are doing everything we can so the next generation of California workers can provide for their families. As the fifth-largest economy in the world, California needs a lot of energy, and our energy supply is critical to meeting the needs of working Californians.
In fact, Californians need more than twice as much energy than the state currently produces. The rest is imported from places like Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Ecuador that don’t apply the Golden State’s stringent safety, labor, human rights and environmental standards.
As California’s largest oil and natural gas exploration and production company on a gross-operated basis, California Resources Corporation, or CRC, takes our leadership role seriously as we advance policies that increase the state’s energy supply, environmental quality and economic inclusion. That’s why we endorse an “All-of-the-Above” energy mix that integrates every in-state source of energy, including renewable energy sources such as wind and solar and traditional energy sources such as oil and natural gas, to provide affordable and reliable energy for our state.
CRC strongly believes California can meet both the pressing social and economic needs of working families and its ambitious environmental goals by replacing our state’s chronic dependence on imported energy with affordable, reliable and secure local energy production. This increases the state’s self-sufficiency and generates local jobs, government revenues and economic growth. In fact, the oil and natural gas industry provides high-wage jobs and economic mobility through a diverse and empowered workforce. The industry represents a path to the middle class for Californians from all educational backgrounds and has an average salary of over $84,000.
CRC also proudly shares and endorses the state’s commitment to conserve our natural resources and protect our environment while providing for our future energy needs. Our investments in advanced technology and innovative workplace practices enable us to produce oil and natural gas in ways that offer unparalleled levels of safety and protection for workers, the environment and our local communities.
CRC is a value-driven company focused on safely, responsibly and reliably supplying affordable energy for California by Californians. As a proud California company, CRC is dedicated to ensuring that diverse communities across our state have a vibrant and sustainable future.