—From Aura W.
Woo Hoo! You did it! Congratulations! Your calls, emails, faxes, and proactive efforts have paid off thus far! SB1132 passed through the Appropriations Committee last week. This is where two anti-fracking bills died on the floor last year! So this is a huge step forward. Next it will go to the CA senate floor and then to the CA House of Representatives. Those two votes will be tougher. They are voting this week in the senate 5/28/14-5/30/14
It is important to keep up the pressure on these swing vote senators NOW!
- Senator Lou Correa http://sd34.senate.ca.gov/ – Phone: 916-651-4034
- Senator Ben Hueso http://sd40.senate.ca.gov/ – Phone: 916-651-4040
- Senator Cathleen Galgiani http://sd05.senate.ca.gov/ – Phone: 916-651-4005
- Senator Ed Hernandez http://sd24.senate.ca.gov/ – Phone: 916-651-4024
- Senator Ricardo Lara http://sd33.senate.ca.gov/ – Phone: 916-651-4033
- Senator Carol Liu http://sd25.senate.ca.gov/ – Phone: 916-651-4025
- Senator Richard Roth http://sd31.senate.ca.gov/ – Phone: 916-651-403
- Senator Norma Torres http://sd32.senate.ca.gov/ – Phone: 916-651-4032
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Mention to the senators that the U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA) has revised their estimate of the amount of tight oil in the Monterey Shale from 13.7 billion to 0.6 billion barrels, a drop of 96%. This small amount of oil will NOT create a boom in jobs nor bring us oil independence and security. Oil companies will lose money by drilling disparately looking for what little oil there is and continue using millions of gallons of our safe drinking water, in the middle of a drought. The backwash of toxic chemicals will contaminate our groundwater, air and soil. The risks are not worth the so-called benefits. We need a moratorium now!
Most of all it is Governor Brown who continues to play dumb around this issue. He refuses to admit how bad fracking is for the state and its residents. So if you feel inspired…he really needs ongoing pressure and testimonials sent directly to him. Come on Bakersfield! You all were hit hard recently with a gas leak and so was Atwater Village with a crude oil leak in the millions of gallons! You residents, please step forward. Anyone in Marina del Rey who sees dead animals from toxins flowing down the LA river into the marina from the Atwater leak? Brown needs to hear from you too!
Best way to get through? Either Fax or direct mail:
Governor Jerry Brown
c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814
Fax: (916) 558-3160
it takes up to 90 days for them to check his e-mail and the phone number goes through a maze.
MORE Good News!
Santa Cruz recently Banned fracking in addition to the cities of Beverly Hills and Compton.
If you would like to read up. The Fracking jobs related argument went bust this week when U.S. officials cut the estimated amount of recoverable Monterey Shale oil by a whopping 96%! http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-oil-20140521-story.html
Please keep sharing this petition: http://pac.petitions.moveon.org/sign/ban-fracking-in-califoria?mailing_id=22711&source=s.icn.em.cr&r_by=1730892