Fracking Bans on the Rise

Does this look at all familiar? It should.  The names may be different but this is almost text book SLO action. And look what it got them? We are on the right track folks. No two ways about it. The Small Town that Changed the Fracking Game

 

Beverly Hills has a ban, Carson just voted to lift their moratorium and Hermosa Beach is considering lifting their ban on oil and gas drilling.  Many communities in California — including San Benito, Santa Barbara, Beverly Hills, Carson and Butte — are fighting back against fracking.

Stop the bomb trains because they are on their way here if we don’t.

 

http://action.priceofoil.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=15610

 

Quick update.

Went to Los Osos Community Service District meeting to ask them to join San Luis Obispo and Arroyo Grande calling on the Board of Supervisors to adopt a countywide ban on Fracking.

A group of  local and county residents respectfully submitted the request with valid and legitimate reasons why this was important. Banning the practice of using millions of gallons of water we don’t have and turning it into a toxic soup we can’t get rid of and that directly and adversely impacts all communities within the unincorporated areas was stressed.

We made it easy for them to join their peers with a simple letter drafted after the San Luis Obispo letter which would save staff time and there was no fiscal impact which always seems to be a matter for consideration before a decision can be made.The Los Osos decision makers however seemed a little disoriented and unsure of what exactly to do and the response was that they would need 2 months to deliberate on the request.

We thank them for their time and regret that they will not be included as a community in support of protecting, preserving and safe guarding their constituents from a process that will by hook or crook take our precious water and turn it into a lethal injection unless we do something to prevent that from happening right now.

We did what we could and that is all we can do. We move on.

Great news Announcement:  We have a coalition of Cal Poly and Cuesta students on the ban fracking ban-wagon and committed to joining our presentation to the Board on May 20th. It is just a joy to watch these young people in action. They are putting together a whole campaign in less than 3 weeks and their do it and get it done attitude is just positively refreshing.

They will be a force to be dealt with when they finally spread their wings and take flight.  It is a honor and sheer pleasure working with them.

And Please NOTE Board of Supervisors, 1055 Monterey, SLO, meeting on Tuesday May 20th is at 9 am in the morning. Not 6pm as previously announced.

Another announcement:  Cal Poly group Future Fuels is holding an annual expo to showcase student and industry projects dealing with sustainability on Saturday May 10th  from 11am to 3pm on the plaza outside of Building 192 on Cal Poly campus.

There will be a  live band, food, and hopefully a large turnout of students, faculty, and members of the community. SLO CLEAN WATER Action will be tabling information about fracking and gathering signatures for the BOS meetings with help from the newly formed  Students Against Fracking. YEA.  You can find us by just looking for the group with the White tees that Says San Luis Obispo County across the top. We got Tees. Thank you June C for the hook up.

And one bit of sad news I learned today when Eric Greening so admirably requested a moment of silence in honor of the passing of our Willow Walking Turtle Kelly. I am deeply saddened by this news as her spirit will be so missed but am also so joyful and happy that she is at home at last embraced, surrounded consumed by loving souls just like her. She is truly in a position of power now and I for one will not hesitate to call on her and her band of angels for wisdom and guidance from time to time. Love you Willow and thank you for being here and being part of lives.

Kicking this out in a hurry before it becomes a chapter rather than a verse.

Jeanne

Road Trip!!!!

Road Trip

Road Trip

Buy a ticket here: bit.ly/DFCASanLuisObispo

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And then the Banner calling on Brown to do his job

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We are doing it!! You can too.

We are still collecting donations if you are not able to attend the March on March 15 but would like to support our efforts to keep San Luis Obispo county a destination, not  desolation spot. All donations are tax deductible. https://register.ecologistics.org/Shopping/Donate

Just ask yourself these questions if you are in doubt about what fracking is and does.

1) Is fracking going to make SLO county more beautiful?

2) Is fracking a tourist attraction like the strawberry or film festival? Hearst Castle? The whales?

3) Is fracking going to enhance our natural resources?

4) Is fracking approved by the Chamber of Commerce?

5) Does Fracking increase property values?

6) Does Fracking increase farm production?

7) Are we going to have more water? safer roads? cleaner air, reduced risks of earthquakes?

If the answer to all these questions is NO then why would we say yes to Fracking in our community?

And some more big news: Arroyo Grande City Council voted last night unanimously to write a letter to the BOS calling on them to ban Fracking until and when it can be proved safe beyond a shadow of a doubt. That’s #2.

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