Submit a Public Comment on California's Draft Fracking Regulations

No Such Thing As Safe Fracking

Governor Brown's California Department of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) just released its first draft of regulations for fracking in the Golden State. But these regulations do not go far enough to protect our air, water, communities and climate.

There is no such thing as safe fracking — we need to ban this destructive process
to truly protect our state.

These proposed regulations come as public outrage over fracking is building statewide. If Governor Brown wants to be a leader on climate change, then he must ban fracking now.

Tell DOGGR and Governor Brown that these weak regulations aren't good enough. We need a ban.

Submit a public comment below and we'll deliver it directly to DOGGR.

Learn more about fracking

Fracking and other unconventional methods of extracting oil and natural gas come with intensive drilling and mining, massive amounts of toxic waste, air pollution and pervasive infrastructure that threatens our essential food and water resources.

To frack a well, operators mix millions of gallons of water with tens of thousands of gallons of chemicals, including some known to cause cancer, and then pump it all into the earth at extreme pressure to try to break up rock formations so oil and natural gas might flow.

Drilling and fracking:

  • require millions of gallons of water for each well, competing with farmers for local water supplies.
  • produce massive amounts of toxic and even radioactive waste with no good disposal options.
  • contaminate sources of drinking water as a result of disposal problems and the thousands of leaks and spills every year.
  • can lead houses and water wells to explode, due to contamination from methane and other harmful gases.
  • bring untold costs to local communities, from declines in agriculture, real estate and tourism to road damage, public health problems and increased demand for social services.
You can find more information in our reports and fact sheets on our site: http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/water/fracking/

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Dear [Decision Maker],

I urge you to protect California's public health, our water and our climate by implementing a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and related extreme drilling techniques (acidizing and gravel packing).





I urge you to protect the residents of California and enact an immediate statewide ban on fracking.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]