California Governor Jerry Brown's recently proposed fracking rules take a narrow, oil industry-friendly approach to fracking -- leaving California's people, wildlife and climate in danger. The rules would permit fracking, acidization and other high-risk extraction practices to spread across the state.
The safest way forward for California is to ban fracking now.
The governor's proposed regulations do not address the large increase in deadly air pollutants like particulate matter, ozone and air toxics that will accompany a fracking boom. The Central Valley and Los Angeles Basin, where industry is poised for a massive expansion of drilling, already suffer from the worst air quality in the nation.
The regulations also attempt to rubber-stamp and fast-track multiple well-stimulation projects with a single approval and without adequately studying the impact of each frack project -- and the regulations do not require disclosure of complete chemical information to the public until after fracking.
The best way to protect California's communities, wildlife and climate is to make our voices heard while the draft rules are still being reviewed.
Please take action now using the form to urge Gov. Brown to stop fracking and other extreme fossil-fuel extraction techniques.
December 19, 2013 Action Alert ID# 126
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