|Citizens Coalition for a Safe Community has been working closely with the national organization Food & Water Watch (FWW) who have recently reopened their LA office, and are ramping up their California campaign against fracking. Unlike other non-profits FWW is completely free of corporate funding, and has been successful in passing dozens of local measures against hydraulic fracturing across the country, and in passing fracking moratoriums in New Jersey and New York.
FWW is now in the early stages of organizing local community members and allies across the state of California to introduce legislation that would ban fracking.
Fracking is a type of oil and gas drilling that injects hundreds of thousands of gallons of hydraulic fluids - a mixture of chemicals, water and sand - into a well under high explosive pressure to crack open rock formations underground, releasing trapped oil and natural gas. This process can deplete and contaminate local water, damage the environment and threaten public health.
Citizens Coalition for a Safe Community is working with Food & Water Watch to develop a local community strategy tied into a statewide effort to ban fracking.
Even for those that believe that fracking can be regulated, FWW makes the argument that DOGGR (Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources) has shown that it is incapable of regulating fracking related activity and time needs to be allowed for analysis of the environmental and public health impacts of this overlooked and unregulated well stimulation technique.
Citizens Coalition for a Safe Community and Food & Water Watch would like to invite you to an upcoming meeting on Wednesday May 9th at the Food and Water Watch office at 7pm to talk about the efforts that are ramping up, get your input, and announce very exciting upcoming events in May with the "Gasland" documentary Director Josh Fox that you won't want to miss.
We hope you will be able to attend and join the growing coalition supporting this very important campaign.
The Food & Water Watch office is located very close to all of us living adjacent to the Inglewood Oil Field.
5365 W Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90016
Brenna Norton, Organizer
At the corner of Adams and Burnside.
There is plenty of parking on Burnside, Adams, and the surrounding streets.
This is going to be a huge effort. California is an oil and gas state, and it will take a massive outcry and movement to counter industry pressure.
FWW sees enormous potential to build a strong community based campaign in Los Angeles and in California to keep our community safe. We can't do it without you!
Please read and sign the recent petition to Governor Brown here
, and we hope to see all of you on May 9th at 7:00pm.