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Californians Against Fracking Releases New Data Analysis: Oil Industry in California Wastes 2 Million Gallons of Water Each Day

on Wed, 08/13/2014 - 16:13

By Adam Scow and Hollin Kretzmann


Each day, the oil and gas industry uses more than 2 million gallons of water on average in California on dangerous extraction techniques such as fracking, acidizing, and cyclic steam injection. At a time when California is facing the worst drought on record, when farmers and cities are both struggling to find ways to conserve water, the oil and gas industry continues to use, contaminate, and dispose of staggering amounts of precious water resources each day.


Data is beginning to emerge about the alarming amounts of water being used

Fracking Kern County, California

on Mon, 06/09/2014 - 17:28

Kern County is the most-fracked county in California by a wide margin. This region also has the worst air quality in the nation, as well as highly elevated rates of cancer and respiratory illness. For the people that live here, fracking means more oil extraction, more crippling climate impacts, and more impacts on their health.

But residents of Kern County are fighting back. They've invited California Governor Jerry Brown to come see the impacts of fracking for himself. Join them and sign the petition to Governor Brown here:

NBC Bay Area News - "We Investigate: California Fracking"

on Tue, 05/27/2014 - 21:53

NBC Bay Area News will air "We Investigate: California Fracking" on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at 11pm PST. Be sure to tune in as they investigate why there have been more than 100 violations of California's new public disclosure laws regarding fracking operations.

Anti-Fracking Rally at the California Museum

on Mon, 05/19/2014 - 20:54

Fractivists rallied today at the California Museum. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. was there to speak at a conference on climate change hosted by the University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Calls on Governor Brown to Ban Fracking

on Mon, 05/19/2014 - 17:00

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, May 19, 2014
Contact: Walker Foley,, 818-943-1783
Lupe Anguiano, LULAC, 805-630-4344

Leaders vote at LULAC state convention to support statewide and local fracking bans

Long Beach, Calif. — On Sunday night the California League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) assembly voted unanimously to pass a resolution calling on Governor Brown and the state legislature to ban fracking.

Fracking Hurts Californians, Governor Brown. Come See For Yourself

on Wed, 05/14/2014 - 23:30

Governor Jerry Brown thinks fracking has "zero impact," but we know a few towns in the Central Valley that beg to differ.

Kern County is California's most-fracked county. It also has the worst air quality in the nation, as well as highly elevated rates of cancer and respiratory illness.1 Kern County residents are fighting back and have invited Governor Brown to come visit them and see the impacts of fracking for himself. We're urging him to take them up on the invitation.The oil industry has been in Kern County for decades, but fracking has opened up new opportunities for expansion.

Rally to tell Governor Brown: Don't frack California

on Mon, 05/12/2014 - 16:58

Governor Brown is touring the state on Tuesday, May 13, to unveil his latest budget proposal, giving us an important opportunity to publicly confront him and urge him to ban fracking. Join the rally in San Diego, Sacramento or Los Angeles.


on Tue, 05/06/2014 - 23:52

April 20, 2014

The Los Angeles Times has called for a TIMEOUT on fracking in California. The Times is concerned about the new science that earthquakes may be linked to fracking. For more information and to read the complete editorial click here

March 15, 2014

on Fri, 12/06/2013 - 23:59

On March 15th, thousands of Californians are coming together in Sacramento to demand an end to fracking in our state. It’s time to stand up and tell our leaders: Don’t Frack California!

What: Don’t Frack California
Where: The Capitol Lawn, Sacramento, CA
When: Saturday, March 15th, 2014, 1pm

The Plan:
Our plan so far is to get as many voices as we can to Sacramento to make it loud and clear to Governor Brown and his administration that Californians want an end to fracking in our state.

UC Berkeley Student Government Passes Resolution Calling on Governor to Ban Fracking

on Fri, 12/06/2013 - 21:31

Berkeley, CA, December 4, 2013 – The students of UC Berkeley have spoken their minds about the controversial practice of fracking, and their message is loud and clear: “Frack is wack!” On Wednesday night, the Associated Students of the University of California at Berkeley (ASUC) Senate voted in support of a fracking ban in California, with unanimous support from members present.

“The ASUC stands united in opposing the harmful and regressive practice of fracking,” said Nolan Pack, Executive Vice President of the ASUC.