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 […]
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 […]
The Faith Against Fracking campaign is in motion, and building up momentum to call on Governor Brown, as a former faith leader himself, to put a moratorium on fracking and other extreme methods of fossil fuel extraction.
We have released a short documentary featuring faith leaders from across the state and across traditions explaining […]
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.
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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 […]
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 […]
In the story of California politics, Governor Jerry Brown benefits from the widely-held notion that he is a leader on climate issues. But over the last four years, Governor Brown has not delivered on his promise to put our water and health first in order to carry California into a new […]