The California Crossroads Tour has completed its first stretch across 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 we’ve stopped […]
On the heels of an historic ban on fracking on the basis of health impacts in New York, and after seeing millions of people around the world respond to dire scientific warnings about climate change by standing up and raising their voices in unison, we find ourselves on the verge of something big. We now […]
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 […]
SACRAMENTO, Calif – Following New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement that he will ban fracking in the state of New York, Adam Scow, California director at Food and Water Watch, issued the following statement on behalf of Californians Against Fracking:
“We applaud Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his decision to ban fracking in New York […]
By: David Atkins (cross-posted with permission from Washington Monthly)
As the President and Congress prepare for a battle over the Keystone pipeline, another quieter battle between the oil and gas industries and the public is taking place over fracking. With states able or unwilling to implement major restrictions against fracking and other high-pressure injection techniques like […]
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 […]
Despite millions of dollars spent by the oil industry, voters in San Benito County today approved a local initiative to halt fracking and other extreme oil extraction methods and voters in Mendocino County appeared to have passed a similar measure.
I wish I could be in multiple places at once. I wish I could be in both San Benito and Santa Barbara. I wish I could be on every block, at every phone, writing every LTE, posting every comment. But neither I, nor any of the folks working on Measures P and J, […]