Bike and Walk For a Frack Free Los Angeles
Los Angeles is being FRACKED!
Los Angeles Global Frackdown is a community gathering focused on the fracking taking place in the Los Angeles Basin and around Culver City, followed by an optional biking tour and walking brigade! Local food vendors will also be attending.
The event will feature speakers from local groups, highlighting the effects of fracking on our local watersheds, community health and property values. We will hear from our neighbors in communities already affected by fracking. Elected officials will also speak about efforts to stop fracking in cities across Los Angeles.
If you're not familiar, fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is the process of injecting millions of gallons of water, sand and toxic chemicals thousands of feet into the ground to break up oil and gas formations. Even when the most up-to-date techniques are used, highly toxic leakage can and does occur. These wells can also malfunction or blow out in the face of a natural disaster, like earthquakes.
The rally will be followed by an optional 5-7 mile bike ride that tours the surrounding area to show how fracking is affecting the Culver City and Baldwin Hills communities. The bike ride will start at Veterans Memorial Park, make it's way to the Inglewood Oil Field via the Ballona Creek and West LA College, and travel back again to Veterans Park.
If you don't have a bike, you can join the walking brigade! We will walk a shorter route through the streets of Culver City with signs to raise awareness about fracking.
This is a family friendly event. A helmet is mandatory for children. Also, make sure to bring water and sunscreen!
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This event is supported by:
Citizens Coalition for a Safe Community
Community Services Unlimited, Inc
She Cycles 2
Physicians for Social Responsibility - Los Angeles
Baldwin Hills Oil Watch
Hunger Action Los Angeles
Culver City Bicycle Coalition
East San Fernando Valley Greens
Ballona Creek Renaissance
UCLA Students Against Fracking