No Fracking in California
On the heels of the worst drought in our state’s recorded history, oil companies want to use millions of gallons of our water, lace them with toxic chemicals, and frack for oil from San Jose to L.A. We need to ban fracking in California before it's too late.
Big Oil is targeting California
Big Oil wants to use millions of gallons of our water, lace them with toxic chemicals, and frack for oil from Sacramento to L.A. Talk about a bad idea. If we let oil companies unleash this hugely controversial drilling process, we’ll be in for an environmental nightmare.
A huge drain on our water supply
On the heels of California’s worst drought in recorded history, the last thing we should do is let water-intensive fracking spread across the state.
According to the U.S. Energy Administration, oil companies could drill as many as 25,000 fracking wells in our state—each one using about 10 times more water than a typical California family in one year.
Fracking also laces water with known cancer-causing chemicals, emits global warming pollution, and turns open space into industrial zones. We need to come together right now to ban fracking.
Time is running out
Your activism and our advocacy are a powerful combination. Gov. Jerry Brown needs to take a stand on this, but he’s leaning the wrong way.
That’s why we’ve launched a major grassroots campaign, and to kick it off, we need to mobilize the public behind a complete ban on fracking in California before it’s too late.
Together, we can ban fracking in California
Our staff have been knocking on doors across the state to educate Californians about what’s at stake. We’re also testifying in Sacramento, educating lawmakers, and shining a spotlight in the media on the need to ban fracking in California. But the real key to winning this fight is you.
Grassroots opposition has forced New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reconsider his support for fracking in his state. We need to build the same kind of opposition here in California to show Gov. Brown that he should continue his environmental legacy and not sacrifice our environment to enrich the oil industry.
Email Governor Brown and urge him to ban fracking
- Join "Hollywood Against Fracking" here
- With California’s worst drought in recorded history, the last thing we should do is allow 25,000 water-intensive fracking wells from Sacramento to L.A.
- They're already fracking off our coast: In waters off Long Beach, Seal Beach and Huntington Beach, oil companies have used fracking at least 203 times at six sites in the past two decades.
- Occidental Petroleum Company (Oxy) and Venoco have been the most aggressive companies looking to frack the Monterey Shale. As of 2010, Oxy had leased 873,000 acres in the Monterey Shale, while Venoco had leased 158,000 acres.