BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – A new analysis released today on the distribution of California oil and gas wells in relation the state’s public schools finds that minority children are at a much greater risk of health problems related to fracking and other methods of oil drilling than white children.
A mapping of active wells and school demographics […]
Despite millions of dollars spent by the oil industry, voters in San Benito County today approved a local initiative to halt fracking and other extreme oil extraction methods and voters in Mendocino County appeared to have passed a similar measure.
I wish I could be in multiple places at once. I wish I could be in both San Benito and Santa Barbara. I wish I could be on every block, at every phone, writing every LTE, posting every comment. But neither I, nor any of the folks working on Measures P and J, […]
In a new video marking the launch of the Faith Against Fracking (and other enhanced oil recovery!) coalition, Pastor Sauls from the Holman United Methodist Church in Los Angeles calls on people of faith to tell Gov. Brown to stop fracking California.
Environmental groups, including Californians Against Fracking, Sierra Club, Clean Water Action and the Natural Resources Defense Council, have issued a statement in response to the final draft regulations required by Senate Bill 4: “Final draft regulations rife with industry loopholes and weak protections leave Californians vulnerable.”
The People’s Climate March didn’t just happen in New York, it happened right here in California. And it wasn’t just on September 21st, it’s every day that Californians make a proverbial march against climate chaos. And it wasn’t just the people who showed up in New York or Oakland or San Diego or […]
Following Gov. Brown’s Remarks at the UN Climate Summit, Bill McKibben and Californians Against Fracking Issue Statement on Gov. Brown and California’s Commitment to Climate Action. As a global leader in climate action, California must also ban fracking.
Each day, the oil and gas industry uses more than 2 million gallons of water on average in California on dangerous extraction techniques such as fracking, acidizing, and cyclic steam injection. At a time when California is facing the worst drought on record, when farmers and cities are both struggling to find […]
Kern County is the most-fracked county in California by a wide margin. This region also has the worst air quality in the nation, as well as highly elevated rates of cancer and respiratory illness. For the people that live here, fracking means more oil extraction, more crippling climate impacts, and more impacts on their health.