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Despite our legacy in our home state, you’ve probably noticed attacks on Chevron and our industry from politicians and the media are becoming more frequent, more polarizing, and go well beyond constructive oversight – and are almost always one-sided and misleading. This makes it very difficult to sit at the table with policymakers to find common ground on our lower carbon energy future. The state’s policies continue to raise costs and consumer prices, creating a hardship for all Californians, especially those who can least afford it.

To underscore our long-standing commitment to the state and amplify the efforts of our industry, we are going to be increasing our efforts to combat the false narrative. The intent is to tackle disinformation head-on, sharing our story and that of the energy industry directly in the media, television ads, billboards, mailers – anywhere – to educate regulators, policymakers, and Californians. But most importantly, we want to provide you with the facts and realities of the energy business and its importance to the economy in California so you can have an honest conversation with family and friends.

In that spirit, you’ll find attached a letter that Western State Petroleum Association (WSPA) President and CEO Catherine Reheis-Boyd sent to the chairman of the California Energy Commission. WSPA is a trade association dedicated to ensuring that Californians have access to reliable energy options through responsible policies and regulations. It’s a powerful letter with messages that couldn’t ring truer for Chevron or our industry.

Also, I wanted to highlight additional resources, which are attached and linked below.

Californians for Energy Independence

Western State Petroleum Association

California Fuels & Convenience Alliance

In addition, to the work we are doing in California, I wanted to call attention to the EPA’s proposed stringent new greenhouse gas and pollution standards for cars and trucks. If made final, the proposed standards are a step toward a nationwide ban of new gasoline and diesel vehicle sales.

If you would like to take action and let the EPA and your legislators know that you oppose this onerous regulation, you may do so utilizing this link.

Please feel free to contact me regarding any of the materials or if you have any questions.

Thank you.

Best regards,

Corey McCray

Advisor, Corporate Affairs

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