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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  • terry dillard
    signed 2019-06-10 20:59:39 -0700
    you all have enough money to last you you’re lifetimes. give the planet a break, you greedy bastards.
  • nancy gutierrez gutierrez
    signed 2019-06-10 20:38:32 -0700
  • Cynthia Turner
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  • Donna Norton
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  • Jerold Pitkin
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  • Beth Goode
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    Beth Goode
  • Pete Fairley
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  • Geoffrey Fischer
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  • Jamie Brady
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  • Diana Bohn
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  • Noah Youngelson
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  • Scott Grinthal
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    Scott Grinthal
  • Chris Heitkemper
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  • Carla Compton
    signed 2019-06-10 16:18:48 -0700
  • Seb Villani
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  • Jacqueline wells
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    jacqueline wells
  • Mary Hicklin
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  • Erik Vanlier
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    Erik Vanlier
  • Paul Ripley
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  • Matthew Gillespie
    signed 2019-06-10 14:17:41 -0700
  • Joanne katzen
    signed 2019-06-10 13:54:24 -0700
    Public lands must be protected for the common good. We are all owners of these lands, not the corporations who seek to profit from their exploitation and destruction.
  • Fiona Nolan
    signed 2019-06-10 13:52:29 -0700
    Fiona Coat Nolan
  • Belinda Poropudas
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