Let’s All VOTE on November 4th

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Please take the time to cast your vote, and urge your friends, relatives, and colleagues to do the same.  And don’t stop on November 4th!  After the election call, email, or write your local, state, and federal elected representatives and tell them what you think about issues affecting your community.  Make your voice heard.

Thank you – and enjoy your vote!

MMOBAction: What to Know and DO about FRACKING in California!

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Watch (and send to your friends) this video of the Mainstreet Moms discussing fracking: What it is, what it means for California, and why it is a really bad idea!

What is Fracking?

Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is a drilling process injecting vast quantities of water and chemicals deep into the earth in order to extract oil and gas.

TOP FIVE REASONS WE’RE AGAINST FRACKING:

  • Chemicals used contain known carcinogens.
  • Fracking is currently active and under-regulated in CA.
  • Fracking threatens our dwindling water supply with contamination and over-consumption.
  • Disposal of fracking waste water into injection wells triggers earthquakes.
  • It increases carbon emissions, accelerating climate change.

WHAT TO DO:

Contact Governor Brown’s office and your California State Assembly member and State Senator, and say:

“We need a moratorium on fracking and similar well stimulation treatments until there are strict regulations based on science, not energy industry recommendation.”

Email the Governor:  http://gov.ca.gov/m_contact.php
Call the Governor:  (916) 445-2841   You can call him more than once …..and tell your friends!

Find your legislators:
 http://www.legislature.ca.gov/legislators_and_districts/legislators/your_legislator.html

TO DIG DEEPER:

Listen to our interview with Richard Heinberg:  Author of “Snake Oil: How Fracking’s Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future”
on Bing Gong’s radio show on KWMR, Sept. 9th, 2013  http://postcarbon.podomatic.com/entry/2013-09-10T07_59_22-07_00

Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing in California: A Wastewater and Water Quality Perspective is an independent analysis produced by the UC Berkeley School of Law’s Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE) and its new initiative, the Wheeler Institute for Water Law & Policy (Wheeler Institute). http://www.law.berkeley.edu/files/ccelp/Wheeler_HydraulicFracturing_April2013%281%29.pdf

http://www.californiansagainstfracking.org

http://www.ecowatch.com/2013/fracking

http://thenextgeneration.org/blog/post/monterey-shale-series-distracted-by-fracking

WANT TO INFORM OTHERS?

We have developed an easy-to-present 15 minute talk on Fracking, with accompanying visuals and hand-outs. We’d love to present this to any size group – workplace, neighborhood, community groups, book groups, wine clubs! We’ll travel to you (in the San Francisco Bay area). Or you can use our talk and present it yourself. Here is the talk and the accompanying handout and maps.

We’d love to hear how your presentation went and get your feedback on our materials.