Boo on Moonbeam.
California Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 4 into law. This bill gives an unregulated industrial process, Hydraulic Fracturing, a 2 year free pass to continue to spill, dump, toxify and putrefy our air and water with undisclosed secret petro chemicals.
Hydraulic fracturing has a history of accidents , spills, fires, and work related deaths and injuries. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. We can’t really afford an accident. And we don’t have any water to waste on Fracking.
Dear Governor Brown:
We, the undersigned, are members of California’s agricultural community and are concerned about the potential impacts of fracking on our livelihoods. We are aware that the oil industry is planning to expand fracking throughout California to places where there has been robust agricultural production. Because of the potential risks to this production, we urge you to place a moratorium on fracking and undertake a comprehensive study on fracking’s potential impacts to California’s water, air, and soil……
Dear Governor Brown:
We, the undersigned, are members of California’s professional food community — chefs, restaurant owners, brewers, winemakers, purveyors, processors, retailers, authors and educators — who are concerned about the potential impacts of fracking on our livelihoods and those who grow and produce the food we offer our customers, guests and families……….
Let this petition serve as a writ of mandate to our public officials to do their job to protect, preserve, promote and defend our health, well being and rights to a safe, clean, beneficial environment and issue an immediate cease and desist order on all hydraulic fracturing – “fracking” – activity to include issuance of exploratory gas and oil permits.
Fracking is an unregulated, lethal, toxic gas/oil extraction process exempted from the Clean Air, Clean Water, Clean Drinking Water, Superfund, Environmental Policy Acts. Exempt means ……..
This one got delivered Oct 15. And the deal here is we are asking the city council to join us in calling on the San Luis Board of Supervisors to support a countywide ban of Fracking. Cities don’t usually do this. Water knows no boundaries. The Board of Supervisors has to ban Fracking in the unincorporated areas to keep it from contaminating groundwater that is used by all the cities. Morro Bay, Pismo, Grover, Paso, Atascardo, Templeton, Arroyo Grande.
To the San Luis Obispo Board Supervisors
Fracking is a toxic method of oil and gas extraction that involves blasting vast quantities of water and toxic chemicals deep underground–and it’s endangering countless Californians’ health, safety and livelihoods.
There are 40,000 students in SLO. They could IM this petition and put us all to shame.
Hydraulic Fracturing is an inherently dangerous, federally exempted oil/gas extraction process. It violates our intrinsic values with unforgiving, known to be hazardous, toxic chemicals that infect the air we breathe and the water we drink.
It defaces and mutilates our natural environment causing irreparable harm to ancient underground rock formations, aquifers and precious groundwater.
Such reckless disregard for our future and the future of our planet is intolerable.
Fracturing and acidizing do not contribute a single benefit to our environmental well being.
We deserve better.
We can do better.
We, the undersigned, do hereby call on the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors and the Governor for the State of California to Ban Hydraulic Fracturing now and in so doing provide the leadership that insures prosperity, health and safety for our future and future generations. Thank you.
That’s it for now. More later.
- Just to darn cute. Had to leave you with a smile.