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 […]

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 […]

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 […]