Tag: fracking

DOGGR EIR Scope Hearing in Bakersfield

–December 13, 2013– On Thursday, December 12, 2013 the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources, a division of the Department of Conservation held a scoping meeting in regards to the preparation of  a well-stimulation treatment EIR mandated by Senate Bill 4 (Pavley).  Several activists joined the hearing to speak out against fracking and to […]

Vintage Petroleum to Pay $60,000

Last week the Regional Water Quality Control Board announced that Vintage Petroleum would be fined $60,000 for discharging fracking fluid into an unlined dirt sump in Shafter, CA last October.  This violation was filmed by local activist, Tom Frantz, who actively advocated for an investigation from the RWQCB.  Tom submitted this report to our KEEN network […]

Top Climate Scientists Call on California Governor to Halt Fracking

Top Climate Scientists Call on California Governor to Halt Fracking Our colleagues at the Center for Biological Diversity and Californians Against Fracking organized top scientists to call on Governor Brown to place a moratorium on fracking.

Global Frackdown Event in Fresno

Central California Environmental Justice Network joined Fresnans Against Fracking on Saturday, October 19th for a demonstration in River Park.  The event was a part of a global event aptly titled “Global Frackdown.”  Over 250 events in over 25 countries were hosted on Saturday, all recognizing the collective state that there is no safe way to frack, […]

Action in San Francisco

TODAY in SF Tell Gov. Brown: Veto SB4, Ban Fracking   We just learned that Gov. Brown will be in SF today to sign a climate agreement with Chinese officials.  This is a perfect opportunity to tell Gov. Brown that fracking is a climate issue – Veto SB4 – Ban Fracking in California. Can you join us? RSVP […]

Comprehensive Discussions on Fracking

–July 15, 2013 As part of the kickoff event for Fresnans Against Fracking, last Saturday, July 15,2013 speakers, activists, and community members gathered at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno to foster a comprehensive discussion around the issue of fracking.  Fracking or hydraulic fracturing is the process of injecting high pressure water and chemicals into […]

Oil Industry Abuses Water Networks

In 2010, Circle of Blue, an organization formed to provide relevant, reliable, and on the ground information about critical natural resources, released a study on the oil industry’s use of water in Kern County.  This report was released after the drought that affected many local farmers and residents and shows that the Oil Industry did […]