January 17, 2017

SB 1132 would halt fracking in California

Anti-fracking protest.

Anti-fracking protest.

Update (April 30, 2014): SB 1132 passed today in the Senate Environmental Quality Committee. We picked up a new supporter in that Committee, Sen. Jerry Hill, who chairs the committee. This is a big deal since Hill had not until today made a commitment on the bill.

Update (April 8, 2014): SB 1132 passed today in the Senate Natural Resources Committee. It was a tough fight, but the bill is alive. Next up is the Environmental Quality Committee on April 30.

Frightening risks from fracking and well stimulation have been coming to light, including permanently contaminated water, air pollution, and public-health problems. Meanwhile, the stage has been set to allow fracking to expand exponentially both on land and offshore in California.

A bill has been introduced in the state Senate that will halt this dangerous activity.

Senate Bill 1132 by Sens. Holly Mitchell and Mark Leno would establish a moratorium that could be lifted only after completion of extensive studies of the dangers of fracking and other forms of well stimulation, including economic costs, effects on private property and land use, and risks to worker safety. A panel would have to determine if existing regulations and laws can protect against fracking’s negative impacts. The governor must use the study outcome to determine whether to lift the moratorium on fracking and well stimulation.

We need to put public safety first. Lax oversight allowed asbestos to kill more than 100,000 Americans even though industry officials had known of the chronic health dangers since the 1930s. Let’s not repeat the mistake with fracking.

WhatYouCanDo

Write to your state legislators today at:

State Capitol
Sacramento, CA 95814.

or find their e-mail addresses at http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov. Urge them to support SB 1132.

To work with our local Sierra Club Bay Chapter’s Don’t Frack California team, come to its monthly meetings on Mon., April 7, and Tue., May 13. Come also to the Bay Area Climate Conference: Renewables vs Extreme Extraction on Fri. – Sat., May 9 – 10.  For details on these, see the Chapter Calendar starting on page A. You can also contact team chairs Lora Jo Foo and Aria Cahir at dontfrackcal@gmail.com or (510)282-9454 (Lora Jo).

Comments

  1. Hello there! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be ok. I’m absolutely enjoying your blog and look forward to new posts.

  2. Hey there! This post couldn’t be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my previous room mate! He always kept chatting about this. I will forward this page to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Hi there just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words in your article seem to be running off the screen in Chrome. I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you know. The design look great though! Hope you get the issue solved soon. Cheers

  4. Hello! Quick question that’s entirely off topic. Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly? My blog looks weird when browsing from my iphone4. I’m trying to find a template or plugin that might be able to resolve this problem. If you have any recommendations, please share. Thank you!

  5. Greetings! Quick question that’s totally off topic. Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly? My blog looks weird when viewing from my iphone 4. I’m trying to find a theme or plugin that might be able to correct this issue. If you have any recommendations, please share. Cheers!

  6. My coder is trying to convince me to move to .net from PHP. I have always disliked the idea because of the costs. But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using Movable-type on a variety of websites for about a year and am anxious about switching to another platform. I have heard fantastic things about blogengine.net. Is there a way I can import all my wordpress content into it? Any kind of help would be really appreciated!

  7. Hola! I’ve been reading your weblog for a long time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Atascocita Tx! Just wanted to say keep up the great work!

  8. I don’t know if it’s just me or if perhaps everyone else encountering issues with your site. It looks like some of the written text in your content are running off the screen. Can someone else please comment and let me know if this is happening to them too? This might be a issue with my internet browser because I’ve had this happen before. Thanks

  9. Do you mind if I quote a few of your posts as long as I provide credit and sources back to your site? My website is in the very same niche as yours and my visitors would truly benefit from some of the information you provide here. Please let me know if this alright with you. Regards!

  10. I’m really enjoying the design and layout of your website. It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more pleasant for me to come here and visit more often. Did you hire out a designer to create your theme? Outstanding work!

  11. Wow that was odd. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyway, just wanted to say superb blog!

  12. Greetings from California! I’m bored to tears at work so I decided to check out your website on my iphone during lunch break. I really like the info you provide here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m surprised at how fast your blog loaded on my mobile .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyhow, wonderful blog!

  13. When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get three e-mails with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove me from that service? Thank you!

  14. With havin so much written content do you ever run into any problems of plagorism or copyright infringement? My blog has a lot of unique content I’ve either written myself or outsourced but it appears a lot of it is popping it up all over the internet without my agreement. Do you know any ways to help reduce content from being ripped off? I’d truly appreciate it.

Speak Your Mind

*