Tell your California legislators to support legislation to stop fracking

Culver City Fracking Rally.jpgCalifornia's legislature is considering two bills, AB 1301 introduced by Richard Bloom and AB 1323 introduced by Holly Mitchell, that would put an end to fracking in our state. Now we need your help to get these bills passed.

Fracking has been shown to contaminate groundwater, destroy farmland and increase the incidence of asthma and cancer. And it's happening right here in California, including in the Bay Delta, the hills above Ventura, Kern County and the heart of Los Angeles.

This legislation is vital to protecting our state's precious water resources and farmland. Tell your legislators to put an end to fracking in California.

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 our drinking water by supporting AB 1301 and AB 1323, which would implement a statewide moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.



In order to protect our precious water resources and farmland and curb climate change, we need to stop this dangerous practice. I urge you to protect your constituents by supporting legislation to institute a statewide moratorium on hydraulic fracturing.

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