Don't Frack California!

Mar 12, 2014
By Jenesse Miller

On Saturday, March 15, Californians from across the state will flood the streets of Sacramento to send Governor Brown a clear message: Don't frack California. This will be the largest anti-fracking mobilization in our state's history, and we need you to be there to make sure Governor Brown hears us.

What: Don't Frack California
When: Saturday, March 15, 1 PM
Where: California State Capitol, 1315 10th St., Sacramento, CA 95814

If you don't live near Sacramento, don't worry. There will be buses coming from all across the state. Click one of the links below to buy tickets for a bus or donate to help other activists who can't afford a ticket pay for one.

A few buses have sold out. If the bus closest to you doesn't have seats available, sign up for the waiting list and we'll get in touch if a seat opens up or if another bus is added at that location. There's also a ride and housing board to help you self-organize carpools and housing at the rally. Click here to request a ride or housing, organize a carpool or offer housing.

The extreme extraction techniques of fracking, acidizing, and other well stimulation methods, and their associated activities, have been linked to groundwater and surface water contamination, air pollution, increased greenhouse gas emissions, loss of farmland and open space and earthquakes around the country. These techniques also rely on high volumes of water – some of which is permanently removed from the water cycle and, the remainder is polluted to an extent that makes that water permanently toxic and not re-usable for most purposes. In California, the majority of well stimulation occurs in areas of extreme drought.

Given these techniques’ long-term consequence and known harmful impacts elsewhere, it is entirely appropriate for California to impose a moratorium on fracking, acidizing and all well stimulation while the state reviews the current and future effects here. Such a “time out” will put Californians and our leaders – not the oil industry – in the drivers seat to systematically consider whether our state is an appropriate site for these activities.

Senators Holly Mitchell and Mark Leno recently introduced SB 1132, which will impose a moratorium on fracking, acidizing and other well stimulation techniques. Take a moment now to urge your lawmakers to support this vital piece of legislation today.




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