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 […]

Californians Against Fracking Member Groups Deliver Petitions for a Ban to Governor Brown

California’s movement to ban fracking and other dangerous oil extraction techniques got a huge boost from the other side of the country last month when New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a statewide fracking ban after a 5-year study by the state’s Department of Health found that fracking poses an unacceptable public health risk. The […]

Minority Children More Likely to Attend School Near Fracking, Face Higher Risk of Health Impacts – New Report

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 […]