10 Reasons Governor Brown Must Ban Fracking in California

A recent independent study by the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) reveals the dangers of fracking and extreme oil extraction in the Golden State. Based off data pulled from that study, here are 10 reasons why Gov. Jerry Brown must ban fracking in California. 
1. Fracking threatens our groundwater.

About three quarters of fracking in California […]

Clean Not Extreme Day of Action: FAQs and Location Info

Saturday August 1st is the Clean Not Extreme Statewide Day of Action.

Find one near you here: http://bit.ly/CleanNotExtreme

This statewide distributed day of action is showcasing 16 distinct actions around California hosted by activists in local communities. Everyday people will assemble in front of rivers and reservoirs, town squares and schools, to implore Governor Brown to finally […]

Brown Administration Sued for Ignoring Risk Report on Fracking

The Center for Biological Diversity has sued Gov. Jerry Brown for ignoring a risk report on the fracking. On Thursday, they released a press release announcing the lawsuit. You can read it below:

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The Center for Biological Diversity sued California’s scandal-plagued oil agency today for finalizing an inadequate environmental review of fracking eight days […]

South LA Residents Ask Pope to Protect Them From Oil Drilling

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Times reports that South LA residents are calling on Pope Francis to protect them from noxious oil emissions.

Their plea for help comes the same week that Gov. Jerry Brown arrived at the Vatican to talk climate change. It also coincides with a letter Latino leaders wrote to the pope urging […]

New Scientific Study Shows Fracking, Oil Development Hurts Natural Resources and Exposes Millions of Californians to Health Risks

Sacramento, Calif.— An independent scientific study confirms that fracking and other methods of oil development in California are harmful to human health, air quality, and the state’s water supply.

The study released today by the California Council on Science and Technology outlines serious risks associated with the oil development processes and says that California regulatory officials […]

Ignoring Science, State Moves Forward with New Fracking Rules That Expose Californians to Grave Health Risks

Despite New Law, California Enacts New Regulations without the Benefit of Scientific Review

Sacramento, Calif.— Health experts and community leaders today raised serious questions about the state of California’s ability to protect the public’s health from the dangerous effects of fracking and other extreme methods of oil extraction.

California’s Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) […]

Californians Renew Their Call on Gov. Brown for Moratorium on Fracking

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, March 26, 2015

CONTACT: Juan Gastelum at (520) 313-4921, juan.gastelum@berlinrosen.com

With two days left for Gov. Brown to respond to legal petition calling for an emergency moratorium on fracking, Californians call for urgent action to protect water, health

SACRAMENTO — After California officials admitted they allowed the oil industry to illegally inject wastewater from […]

Just Weeks After Oil Spill, California Officials OK Nine New Offshore Fracks

News Release * Center for Biological Diversity * June 30, 2015

Contact:         Kristen Monsell, (510) 844-7100 x337, kmonsell@biologicaldiversity.org

Gov. Brown Urged to Halt First Fracks In State Waters Since 2013

LONG BEACH, Calif.— In the wake of the devastating Refugio oil spill near Santa Barbara, the Center for Biological Diversity today urged Gov. Jerry Brown to halt plans […]