Speak Out On Fracking in Southern California
Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is the controversial oil and gas production process that uses immense quantities of water and has been linked to groundwater pollution and earthquakes.
California doesn’t have any regulations on fracking. The state oil and gas agency, DOGGR, isn’t tracking the process, so no one knows where fracking is happening.
The Department of Conservation is holding a series of public workshops over the summer to gather public input on what people want to see in the new regulations.
The two southern California workshops are taking place next week. We need everyone to come out and tell the Department of Conservation that fracking is a critical issue they need to be paying special attention to. The dates, times, and locations for the two workshops are:
Culver City: Tuesday, June 12th, 7:00 p.m., City Council Chambers, 9770 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Long Beach: Wednesday, June 13th, 7:00 p.m., California State University Long Beach Student Union, 1212 N. Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90815
What questions do you have for the Department of Conservation? What recommendations do you have for fracking regulations for California? Come to one (or both!) of the workshops and tell the Department in person, or you can email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. If we speak up now, we can make a critical difference in protecting southern California. Read more.
Photo: Oil drilling in the Baldwin Hills (NRDC)