Stop Trump's Attack on CA Public Lands

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I oppose fracking and oil & gas development on federal lands in CA

Dear California BLM Acting State Director Joe Stout,

I am writing to express my opposition to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)'s move to open California public land and mineral estate to fracking and oil drilling. In the name of our health, wildlife, and climate, I urge you to prevent oil companies from threatening California lands with new leases, drilling and fracking for the following reasons:

  • Fracking presents unacceptable risks to our health and safety. A 2015 report from the California Council on Science and Technology concluded that fracking in California happens at unusually shallow depths, dangerously close to underground drinking water supplies, with unusually high concentrations of toxic chemicals that are harmful to human health and the environment.
  • Moreover, new drilling and fracking would do even further damage to air quality in Central California, particularly in the San Joaquin air basin, where communities of color and low-income communities are already harmed daily by toxic air pollution.
  • To prevent the worst effects of climate change, we cannot afford to sell off any more public lands to oil companies. Like a household budget, the planet has a carbon budget and it is entirely spent. Now more than ever, we must keep fossil fuels in the ground.

For these reasons, I urge you not to open federal lands for oil and gas drilling and fracking. Our health, wildlife, and climate cannot afford the grave threat of new fossil fuel development on California's beautiful public lands.

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  • Jason Nolasci
    signed 2019-06-11 21:52:09 -0700
    Jason Renz Nolasco
  • Heidi Schmitz
    signed 2019-06-11 20:22:34 -0700
  • Teni Hakopian
    signed 2019-06-11 18:11:48 -0700
    THIS IS RETALIATION AGAINST CALI, B/C WE OPPOSE IMMIGRATION BAN
  • Jeffrey Clark
    signed 2019-06-11 17:47:14 -0700
  • Adrianna Dinihanian
    signed 2019-06-11 17:16:39 -0700
  • Myra Toth
    signed 2019-06-11 17:06:49 -0700
  • leslie derbin
    signed 2019-06-11 13:47:46 -0700
  • Gerald Moore
    signed 2019-06-11 13:39:20 -0700
  • James Michael "Mike" Henderson Henderson
    signed 2019-06-11 13:37:14 -0700
  • Mitch Walker
    signed 2019-06-11 13:36:52 -0700
  • Nikki Doyle
    signed 2019-06-11 13:22:45 -0700
  • Alex Libacova
    signed 2019-06-11 13:02:32 -0700
  • Debra Diaz
    signed 2019-06-11 12:17:25 -0700
    While China and even India are moving on building and created products, jobs etc. for renewable energy, we’re going back to the dark ages, where many of those who need the jobs the most in the U.S. will be affected. Deplorable! And how we will forever destroy all the best we have from mother earth here in the U.S.
  • Misty Day
    signed 2019-06-11 11:28:02 -0700
  • Frances
    signed 2019-06-11 10:59:24 -0700
  • Domingo Leon
    signed 2019-06-11 10:43:58 -0700
  • Merrianne McDonald McDonald
    signed 2019-06-11 10:37:09 -0700
  • Richard Engle
    signed 2019-06-11 10:09:03 -0700
  • Lezlie navarro
    signed 2019-06-11 09:50:07 -0700
  • Risa Wallach
    signed 2019-06-11 09:03:22 -0700
  • John Cremin
    signed 2019-06-11 08:59:22 -0700
  • Nan Siringer
    signed 2019-06-11 07:44:39 -0700
  • Nancie Stotts
    signed 2019-06-11 07:42:11 -0700
    Nancie Stotts
  • Richard Lyon
    signed 2019-06-11 05:12:30 -0700
    All individuals who believe Fracking is safe should wear a sweater knitted with asbestos . It was thought to be safe too!

    People of or in Big Industry need to change and turn some of the profits to correct what is wrong and damaging to the only planet we have.
  • Carol Ellenberger
    signed 2019-06-11 03:53:18 -0700
  • Michelle Bigler
    signed 2019-06-11 01:13:27 -0700
  • Willam Imhof
    signed 2019-06-10 22:22:01 -0700
  • Irene Whitney-Simonson
    signed 2019-06-10 22:00:43 -0700
  • Joshua Steele
    signed 2019-06-10 21:49:23 -0700
  • Silvia Shaw
    signed 2019-06-10 21:11:24 -0700