Intensive new drilling and fracking has come to California.
Fracking an oil or gas well means injecting millions of gallons of fluid -- typically a mix of water, sand and chemicals -- at a pressure high enough to fracture underground rocks and release oil or gas. The practice is leaving a legacy of air and water pollution in communities across the country, and contributing to global climate change.
Now, the oil and gas industry is targeting natural gas fields in the Sacramento Basin and oil fields in the San Joaquin, Santa Maria, Ventura and Los Angeles Basins. If industry succeeds, generations of Californians would pay the environmental and public health costs.
Sign the Petition to let the Governor know that you want to Ban Fracking Now!
Governor Jerry Brown:
Please support a ban on fracking in California.
I urge you to protect our drinking water by implementing a ban on hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking.
The toxic results of using hydraulic fracturing to extract oil and gas have led to the contamination of drinking water, air pollution, and property damage. In order to protect our essential resources, we need a ban on fracking now!
I urge you to protect your constituents by calling for a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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