FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 29, 2015
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 governor to ban fracking and other dangerous oil and gas extraction methods, noting that his efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will be undermined by his continued support of oil drilling. David Braun issued the following statement on behalf of Californians Against Fracking:
“While Governor Brown’s commitment to reduce fossil fuel emissions is commendable, we can’t pretend California is not part of the problem when the state is the country’s third-largest producer of oil. California’s oil boom from fracking and other dangerous extraction methods continues to feed fossil fuel consumption throughout the U.S. and internationally. Failure to keep dirty fuels in the ground threatens to undermine any gains by our governor to make California a leader on climate change. To really address climate change in a meaningful way, Gov. Brown must ban fracking and other oil drilling methods that endanger our communities’ health, our water and the environment.”
Californians Against Fracking is a coalition of about 200 environmental business, health, agriculture, labor, political and environmental justice organizations working to win a statewide ban on fracking in California. Follow @CAagainstFrack on Twitter.