Fight Fracking in California
Fracking is a method of extracting oil and gas through blasting huge amounts of water, sand, and toxic chemicals deep into the earth, breaking up rock formations to allow oil and gas to flow up through a well. The Monterey Shale formation, stretching from Mendocino to Los Angeles, contains roughly 15 billion barrels of oil, two-thirds of the total oil reserves in the United States. Oil companies envision short-term profits from fracking the Monterey Shale, but are not addressing the lasting impacts on our water, air, environment, and health.
Specifically, the impacts of fracking include:
- contaminating groundwater, causing respiratory and neurological illness;
- releasing methane, a potent greenhouse gas;
- provoking seismic activity;
- disturbing wildlife habitats and communities.
SF Bay Chapter's new Fracking Action Team
The Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter is forming a Fracking Action Team, sponsored by our Chapter Energy Committee, called "Don't Frack California". To get involved, contact Aria Cahir and Lora Jo Foo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Even if you can't make the meeting, you can volunteer with the San Francisco Bay Fracking Action Team, which is being formed now! We welcome all capabilities and levels of commitment. Please tell us what volunteer roles interest you, by emailing Aria Cahir and Lora Jo Foo at email@example.com.
Learn about current fracking issues!
- Read National Geographic article "Monterey Shale Shakes Up California's Energy Future".
- Read why "Fracking California is a Disaster Waiting to Happen".
- For more Yodeler articles about fracking issues, see http://theYodeler.org/?s=fracking.
- Earthjustice articles/pages:
» Fracking Across the United States
» Fracking Damage Cases and Industry Secrecy
» The Town that Beat Fracking