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TAKE-ACTION TOOLBOX # 8: BAN FRACKING IN CALIFORNIA

Contaminated water. Greenhouse gas pollution. Dead wildlife. And grave threats to public health.

Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing — and the industrial development that comes with it — have left a grim trail of damage across America. This dangerous oil-and-gas drilling technique involves injecting millions of gallons of highly pressurized water, sand and toxic chemicals deep into the earth to break apart shale formations holding natural gas and oil.

With potentially the largest U.S. shale oil reserve in California’s Monterey Shale, fracking has become a major issue in the Golden State. But Californians still have time to safeguard our water, air, wildlife, climate and public health from this dangerous and poorly regulated form of oil and gas production. If you're a resident of California, the Center wants to work with you to ban fracking in your state.

We’ll help provide you with materials, speakers, strategies and support in all your anti-fracking activism. Interested? We hope so.

Please contact Climate Campaign Director Rose Braz at rbraz@biologicaldiversity.org or 415.436.9682 x 319 to get involved.

TOOLS

 

ACTIONS

BECOME A "FRACTIVIST" WITH THE CENTER

WRITE A LETTER TO THE EDITOR

SIGN AND DISTRIBUTE OUR PETITIONS
Online petitions:
• "Gov. Brown: Don't Frack California"

• "Don't Frack California's Public Lands"

Paper petition: Download, add signatures and mail to us

SAMPLE RESOLUTION: GET YOUR CITY, SCHOOL, OR COUNTY TO PASS A RESOLUTION TO BAN FRACKING

STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO GETTING YOUR CITY TO PASS A RESOLUTION

REQUEST A CENTER SPEAKER ON FRACKING

GET YOUR ORGANIZATION TO JOIN THE STATEWIDE COALITION TO BAN FRACKING

CHECK OUT OUR EVENTS PAGE TO SEE WHAT FRACKING AND OTHER CLIMATE ACTIVITIES ARE GOING ON

 

RESOURCES

CALIFORNIANS AGAINST FRACKING FACEBOOK PAGE

CALIFORNIA FRACKING CAMPAIGN PAGE

10 KEY QUESTIONS ON FRACKING

PREGUNTAS Y RESPUESTAS SOBRE EL FRACKING EN CALIFORNIA [factsheet en español]

LOCAL MEASURES TO STOP FRACKING

LEGISLATIVE MATERIALS: A.B. 1301
• Factsheet on California fracking bill A.B. 1301
• Organizational support letter: Sign on your group to support the bill
• Tips on meeting with your state legislator

 

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