Oil Industry Drops Lawsuit Over California County’s Fracking Ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, April 6, 2015

CONTACT: Andrew Hsia-Coron, San Benito Rising, (831) 726-3350, andyhc7@gmail.com

Heather Minner, Shute Mihaly & Weinberger LLP, (415) 552-7272, minner@smwlaw.com

Hollin Kretzmann, Center for Biological Diversity, (415) 436-9682 x 333, hkretzmann@biologicaldiversity.org

Oil Company Dismisses Own Case, Ending Only Active Legal Challenge to San Benito’s Measure J

HOLLISTER — The only oil company to sue San […]


The science is already in on fracking: The fossil fuels that this extreme oil and gas extraction technique aims to unearth will cook the planet. And many of the chemicals used in fracking — chemicals now finding their way into our air and water — are known carcinogens.

We can’t let this toxic practice continue. […]

Hermosa Beach Voters Win Limits to Harmful Oil Development

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 | CONTACT: Juan Gastelum at (520) 313-4921, juan.gastelum@berlinrosen.com

In La Habra Heights, Residents Remain Committed to Stopping Extreme Oil Extraction

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Amid growing concern with the state government’s inability to police the oil industry, Hermosa Beach overwhelming voted to limit oil development as cities and counties throughout the […]

Legal Petition Pushes Gov. Brown For Emergency Fracking Moratorium

Over 150 community, environmental and health groups press governor for urgent action amid revelations of aquifer contamination, benzene in fracking wastewater

SACRAMENTO— After California officials admitted allowing hundreds of oil industry disposal wells to illegally inject wastewater into protected aquifers, more than 150 environmental and community groups filed a legal petition today pushing Gov. Jerry […]

California Uniting at the Crossroads

California Uniting at the Crossroads

*Story updated on January 29th

The California Crossroads Tour has completed its run up the state of California, mobilizing communities, and encouraging audiences to sign up to get on the bus to the March for Real Climate Leadership taking place in Oakland on February 7th. We tapped into some incredible energy in each of the communities […]