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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!
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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
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This week, despite thousands of phone calls and emails, SB 4 passed the state Legislature. Shockingly, if the bill passes it will make California the first state to mandate that fracking must be allowed to take place until the state finishes writing regulations—and without even requiring environmental review of each fracking permit.
WHAT TO DO NOW?
1) Contact Governor Jerry Brown’s office: TELL HIM NOT TO SIGN THE BILL.
It may get to his desk to be signed by this Wednesday (September 18, 2013).
2) Tuesday, September 17: Join renowned ecologist, author, and anti-fracking leader Sandra Steingraber and David Braun from Americans Against Fracking for a conference call to debrief the legislative session, talk about our continuing campaign to ban fracking in California and discuss the urgent need to ban fracking.
CREDO — California Fracking Conference Call with Sandra Steingraber
Tuesday, September 17, 5pm PT
Conference code: 441949
RSVP for the call so we can send you a reminder, and let us know your questions about the fight against fracking in California. (If you can’t make the call, we’ll post a recording online after the call so you can hear it.)
A number of fracking bills were introduced this year, including bills that would have imposed a moratorium on fracking in California. SB 4, which was authored by Senator Fran Pavley, took a different approach: Regulating fracking. SB 4 was widely perceived as a ‘reasonable compromise’ bill that allows fracking to move forward while adding some minimal regulations.
Fracking is inherently dangerous and cannot be safely regulated. SB 4 won’t protect Californians or the climate from fracking but will provide political cover for the fracking industry and its allies to claim that fracking is safely regulated.
Only one moratorium bill made it to the Assembly floor, where it failed because more than a dozen Democrats didn’t bother to cast a vote for or against the bill.
The California Legislature is famous for last-minute shenanigans that serve powerful political interests like the oil industry, which can field huge teams of professional lobbyists to water down bills at the last minute. And that’s exactly what happened. The bill started off weak and was further weakened as it passed out of the Senate. Then, less than a week before the bill passed the Assembly, a slew of dangerous amendments were attached to the bill, including one amendment that actually requires fracking to take place in California until the state finishes regulations. Another amendment allows state regulators to exempt fracking permits from review under the California Environmental Quality Act, our state’s most important environmental law.
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Children Given Lifelong ban on Talking About Fracking
AUGUST 30, 2013 —READ ARTICLE: http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/california-wants-to-drop-acid-for-oil
They’re planning to use more HF acid in drilling in California than ever before. Again, that’s because of the viscosity of the oil, and because they are going to be doing a lot more drilling. When this information was disclosed, environmentalists and those aware of HF’s danger, were far more alarmed by this increased method of drilling than fracking. We need to fight acidization and fight it NOW. —From https://www.facebook.com/StopFrackingLosAngeles?hc_location=stream
More information — Acidizing could rival fracking
“California’s Monterey Shale formation, created by siesmic forces may respond better to acid pumped into a well….” —http://www.sfchronicle.com/green/article/Acidizing-could-rival-fracking-in-Monterey-Shale-4760329.php?t=6d03e4a2018b6f4f0d