Rally at Governor Brown's State of the State
California State Capitol Building

Oakland ban fracking

Food & Water Watch team at the Global Frackdown in Oakland (October 2013)

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Governor Brown will be laying out his priorities at the 2014 State of the State Address on January 22.

Banning fracking should be at the top of his list. Reserve a space on the Food & Water Watch bus leaving from San Francisco, Oakland and Vallejo and join us at a rally outside the State of the State to tell the Governor to Ban Fracking Now!

Bus Pick Up Times & Locations

  • San Francisco Civic Center BART — 6:00 a.m.
  • Food & Water Watch Oakland office, 1814 Franklin St. (at 19th St.) — 6:20 a.m.
  • Vallejo Red Lobster 1180 Admiral Callaghan Ln. Vallejo CA 94591 Exit 33 off 80 — 6:50 a.m.

The bus will return to each location by 1:00 p.m.

**Carpools from Marin to Valejo are being arranged. If you are interested, email tlebherz(at)fwwatch(dot)org**

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Learn more about fracking

Fracking and other unconventional methods of extracting oil and natural gas come with intensive drilling and mining, massive amounts of toxic waste, air pollution and pervasive infrastructure that threatens our essential food and water resources.

To frack a well, operators mix millions of gallons of water with tens of thousands of gallons of chemicals, including some known to cause cancer, and then pump it all into the earth at extreme pressure to try to break up rock formations so oil and natural gas might flow.

Drilling and fracking:

  • require millions of gallons of water for each well, competing with farmers for local water supplies.
  • produce massive amounts of toxic and even radioactive waste with no good disposal options.
  • contaminate sources of drinking water as a result of disposal problems and the thousands of leaks and spills every year.
  • can lead houses and water wells to explode, due to contamination from methane and other harmful gases.
  • bring untold costs to local communities, from declines in agriculture, real estate and tourism to road damage, public health problems and increased demand for social services.
You can find more information in our reports and fact sheets on our site: http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/water/fracking/

Time: 6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
10th Street and L Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

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