Taking it up a Notch

Delivered the Credo Mobilize petition with over a 1,000 signers to the City Council on Oct 15. It was met with reluctance but did get a response.
All the Council members agreed they do not want Fracking but they are slammed and suggested we come back with a formal request after the first of the year. Formal means get on the agenda.
Our request is for the SLO City Council, on behalf of the petitioners, residents, businesses, farmers, visitors, food community and students to recommend the Board of Supervisors adopt a countywide ban on Fracking.
Assistant Mayor, Kathy Smith, did say she would be open to writing a letter to the B of S. Took that as an open invitation and that is what we are working on now. Will make the letter presentation to the City Council BEFORE the end of the year.
Nice piece in the SLO City News. Am working on a correction to the gas reference. Sure I said oil.
Here is a report  Released by: Environment Texas Research and Policy Center. Fracking by the Numbers.
Notice California is NOT on this  list. We don’t what to be another statistic in this horror story.
 Offshore drilling nobody knew about this for over 2 decades. Oil companies violate the law all the time. They need 24 hour monitoring for regulations to be effective. Don’t give the oil industry permission to violate the law. Insure violations do not occur. Ever. Ban it.
Did a little tabling at the Cal Poly Soccer game against Davis last night host was 5R’s FC. Nice concept.
Here’s the tabling crew.  Heidi, yours truly, daughter Cassie (right) Anna and Carlos (from SLO Clean Energy) and Kevin.Inline image 1

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Neighbors to our left.  Thanks for the cookies Vickie.

O.k. that’s it for now folks. Get ready. We are looking to take this whole Ban Fracking thing up a notch. Everyone wanted a countywide ban from the start. Well, now we are going for it.   Need all the cities to agree to call on the Board of Supervisors to adopt a countywide ban on Fracking.  Are you ready to do this?  It is going to be at least 2 more years before California gets their act together. We can’t wait that long. We don’t have enough water or time.

Next step Bird Dog, means show up, at the San Luis Obispo City Council and respectfully state your position and ask the council  to write a letter calling on the  Board of Supervisors to adopt a countywide ban on Fracking.
The reason.  What happens in the unincorporated areas of this community happens to us all. Air and water do not know where the city limits begin and end. Fracking in the unincorporated areas will impact the surrounding municipalities.
The City Council holds regular meetings at 6:00 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month in the Council Chamber of City Hall, 990 Palm Street.Call them 805-781-7114
Fracking has a history of contaminating the air and water. Has a history of spills, fires, explosions.  Fracking on faults lines causes earthquakes.
This is our air, our water, our land, our oil, our life. All we have to do to make sure it stays that way is show up. What is water worth?  2 hours of your time a month?  Now’s the time folks. We are not going to get a second chance here to say no.
p.s. There are petitions to sign. Chefs against Fracking, Students against Fracking, Farmers against Fracking and Countywide Ban on Fracking,  Ban Fracking in California. click here
Jeanne
“10 people that speak make more noise than 10,000 that are silent. ” Napoleon Bonaparte
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Mission Statement

Our Mission

SLO Clean Water Action is an all volunteer community organization that is dedicated to the passage of a countywide ordinance that prohibits the chemical and toxic trespass upon our land, air and water by an oil extraction process called Hydraulic Fracturing.

Hydraulic Fracturing uses millions of gallons of  water we don’t have and instantaneous renders it a hazardous waste by the lethal injection of tons of chemicals known to the State to cause cancer.

It is our duty and responsibility to insure the safety, health and well being of residents, home owners, businesses and visitors totally dependent on a thriving life supporting eco system by imposing, without exception, a ban on the cryptic criminal practice of  Hydraulic fracturing.

We will do this by educating, legislating and litigating a ban.

We will initiate a petition, gather signatures and vote a prohibition into law.

We will join hundreds of other communities in California, other States, other countries that have also found it in their best interest and well being to prevent the threats of suffocating air emissions, earthquakes, contaminated ground water, explosions, fires and spills by taking the initiative to bar the practice in their communities.

We will not be deterred, threatened or intimidated on our quest to protect and preserve  our air, land and water for ourselves and all those that will inherent  the good earth we are willing them today.

You can join us today by signing one of the petitions above. You can sign up for the newsletter that will keep you updated on coming events and activities. You can donate your time, your efforts or dollars by clicking on the options to the right of this page. We welcome your participation. It is all important. It all counts and it will make a difference.

Thank you.

Jeanne Blackwell