Why is fracking so bad for California? 

Fracking will waste water we don't have to spare ...

On the heels of California’s worst drought in recorded history, the last thing we should do is let water-intensive fracking spread across the state. According to the U.S. Energy Administration, oil companies could drill as many as 25,000 fracking wells in our state — each one using about 10 times more water than a typical California family in one year. Here's where they're thinking about fracking:

... not to mention this drilling is dirty and dangerous

It’s not just the fact that fracking wastes water we don’t have. Fracking also laces water with known cancer-causing chemicals, emits global warming pollution, and turns open space into industrial zones. We need to come together right now to ban fracking. Take action now to keep fracking out of California.

Time is running out, and Gov. Brown is leaning the wrong way

In waters off Long Beach, Seal Beach and Huntington Beach, oil companies have used fracking at least 203 times at six sites in the past two decades.

Your activism and our advocacy are a powerful combination and making a big difference on making sure more wells aren't drilled. But unfortunately, when it comes to fracking, Gov. Jerry Brown is leaning the wrong way. That’s why we’ve launched a major grassroots campaign, and to kick it off, we need to mobilize the public behind a complete ban on fracking in California before it’s too late. Join the thousands of Californians who have already sent a message to the governor.

Our staff have been knocking on doors across the state to educate Californians about what’s at stake. We’re also testifying in Sacramento, educating lawmakers, and shining a spotlight in the media on the need to ban fracking in California.

In fact, we're building a movement

In addition to our massive grassroots outreach, Environment California has been hosting “Fracktivist Trainings” across the state, teaching critical campaign skills to everyday Californians who want to get involved in the fight against fracking. From Sacramento to Los Angeles, we’ve taught more than 100 Californians ways that they can build support for a ban on fracking. We’re building the anti-fracking movement in California day-by-day and making sure our decision makers get the message loud and clear: Californians don't want fracking in our state. If you agree, send your message to the governor now.

But the real key to winning is you

It was grassroots opposition that forced New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reconsider his support for fracking in his state. We need to build the same kind of opposition here in California to show Gov. Brown that he should continue his environmental legacy and not sacrifice our environment to enrich the oil industry. The real key to winning this fight is having Californians like you with us.

Issue updates

News Release | Environment California

Methane Rules Fall Short of What's Needed

“To avoid the worst impacts of climate change, we must make deep cuts in all global warming pollutants, including methane. Today’s rule is a step forward, but it falls short of what’s needed to avert climate disaster. In the near term, we need controls on existing fracking and drilling operations. In the long term, we need to phase out our use of dirty fuels altogether and transition to 100 percent clean, renewable energy.”

> Keep Reading
News Release | Environment California

Environment California Calls on Governor Brown to Follow Governor Cuomo and Ban Fracking in California.

Sacramento - Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo became the first Governor in the country to ban fracking. The decision came after an intensive review by the New York State Department of Health, which concluded that fracking is bad for the environment and dangerous for people who live near fracking facilities. The report cites potential environmental impacts and health hazards as reasons for the ban. The research includes recent findings from multiple studies conducted across the country. Based on that knowledge and the new evidence that continues to come in on fracking, Environment California is calling on Governor Brown to stop fracking in California.

> Keep Reading
News Release | Environment California

Environment California Endorses Candidates for 2014 Elections

Environment California, a statewide environmental organization, announced today the endorsement of eight candidates for U.S. Congress.

> Keep Reading
Blog Post

California Environmentalists and Health Groups Unite, Call on Gov. Brown to Halt Fracking | Dan Jacobson

The California environmental movement today declared its unanimity in calling on Gov. Jerry Brown to halt fracking in the state. Environmental leaders sent a letter signed by more than 70 environmental and health organizations to the governor urging him to be a true climate leader and place a moratorium on dangerous and extreme oil extraction processes. The letter’s signatories include national organizations such as the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Sierra Club, Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment and 350.org, as well as statewide groups including the California Nurses Association and Californians Against Fracking, a coalition of about 200 organizations.

> Keep Reading
News Release | Environment California

As Santa Barbara Looks to Revamp New Desalination Plant, Local Residents and Others Call for a Ban on Fracking in California

A statement by Daniel Jacobson, Legislative Director of Environment California and member of Californians Against Fracking.

> Keep Reading

Pages

View AllRSS Feed