Tuesday, January 14th marked the end of California's 60 day public comment period on proposed fracking regulations. Over the last two months Clean Water Action members and supporters have spoken, submitting thousands of comments calling for a halt to fracking in California. Residents across the state have turned out in record numbers to voice their concerns, packing public hearing rooms from Oakland to Santa Maria to Bakersfield to Long Beach to Sacramento to Long Beach. Clearly, the public has something to say about fracking, and clearly Californians don't want it happening in our state.
SB 1132, introduced by Senators Holly Mitchell and Mark Leno, would put a moratorium on fracking, acidizing and other oil and gas well stimulation techniques in California. The bill would ensure that no fracking occurs while the state takes a hard look at the numerous risks that fracking poses to our water, air, health, climate and economy. It’s time to protect our communities and our water.
Clean Water Action's Jennifer Clary testifying at the February 11th Senate Natural Resources and Water hearing on SB848, a proposed $6.875 billion water bond intended for the November 2014 ballot.
Along with thousands of concerned Californians, we are fighting to protect California from the dangers of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and other risky well stimulation processes like acidizing. You can join your neighbors, friends, and family to make sure we understand the risks of fracking, protect our communities, health, and water, and ensure that we don't undermine our climate and clean energy goals.
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California has a problem. The state’s program for cleaning up polluted bodies of water is broken. It’s time to do something about it. Clean Water Action and our allies have worked for years to reform the Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) program. Our report, Cleaning Up California’s Polluted Waterways: An Action Plan to Improve the TMDL Process, provides a road map.
California has over 1,883 federal and state water quality violations affecting local streams and lakes, reservoirs, and major water bodies. These include violations caused by mercury and dioxin in San Francisco Bay, pesticides and organochlorine throughout the Central Valley, mercury in the tributaries flowing from historic mining districts and in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, ammonia and copper in the Santa Ana region, and a statewide trash problem.