Urgent Deadline this week: Tell CA Assembly to pass a CA fracking moratorium
Hydraulic fracking injects water and unknown chemicals into underground oil deposits with such force it creates fractures in the rock, allowing oil companies to extract the oil. But these fractures can also allow contaminants into precious groundwater supplies -- water that our children drink and that farmers use to grow our food.
While California prides itself on being one of the greenest states in the union, oil companies are gearing up to frack the estimated 15 billion barrels of oil in the Monterey Shale, an underground formation that stretches from Monterey county all the way down to Los Angeles. This area is home to some of the state’s most productive farmland, critical water sources and important wildlife habitat as well as home to millions of Californians.
Last month, California moved one step closer to halting fracking in the State. Legislation that would stop fracking in California won key votes, passing the Assembly Natural Resources Committee despite intense pressure from the oil industry. Now, we need your help to keep this vital legislation moving.
Please write to John Perez (Speaker of the Assembly), Mike Gatto (Chair of the Appropriations Committee) and your State Assembly Member and tell them to support A.B. 1301.