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,

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,

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 […]

Elected Officials & Environmentalists Rally for Ban on Fracking in Response to Refugio Beach Spill

Outraged over an oil pipeline burst that Tuesday spilled at least 105,000 gallons of oil into a nine-mile slick along the Pacific Coast west of Santa Barbara, environmentalists and local elected officials will hold a rally and press conference at noon on today at Santa Barbara County Courthouse to express the urgent need to ban […]

100 California Officials Ask Gov. Brown for Fracking Moratorium

Letter Highlights Fracking’s Water Contamination During Devastating Drought

ANAHEIM, Calif.— More than 100 mayors, city council members and other local officials from dozens of communities want Gov. Jerry Brown to halt fracking to protect California’s water supply from contamination during a devastating drought.

In a letter being unveiled today at a press conference at the Democratic State Convention […]

Mass Oil Production Threatens to Undermine Gov. Brown’s Commitment to Reduce Fossil Fuel Emissions


Environmental groups call out Gov. Jerry Brown for continuing to allow fracking and other oil and gas extraction methods

In response to Gov. Jerry Brown’s mandate to state and local agencies Thursday to reduce fossil fuel emissions by 40 percent by 2030, members of Californians Against Fracking urged the […]