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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  • Margaret Robertson
    signed 2019-06-09 16:56:16 -0700
  • Clover Catskill
    signed 2019-06-09 16:46:05 -0700
  • Sharon Budde
    signed 2019-06-09 16:34:23 -0700
    Maybe there are people who would like to have oil wells all over their land, but not us! You’d like to turn this whole country into Beijing and we won’t have it!
  • Elizabeth Wright
    signed 2019-06-09 16:23:36 -0700
  • Mavis Petra
    signed 2019-06-09 16:04:11 -0700
  • Sharon Ketcherside
    signed 2019-06-09 15:29:50 -0700
  • E P
    signed 2019-06-09 15:21:53 -0700
  • Cle Betu
    signed 2019-06-09 15:19:09 -0700
    Cle Betu
  • Vonza Thompson
    signed 2019-06-09 14:55:43 -0700
    Protect our environment instead of giving it away to the already wealthy corporations and individuals.
  • Richard Cole
    signed 2019-06-09 14:54:07 -0700
    Richard Cole – We need to stop taking any more fossil fuels out of the ground. Period. Not open up even more climate-killing leases.
  • sunny powell
    signed 2019-06-09 14:48:48 -0700
    sunny powell
  • Dean Thompson
    signed 2019-06-09 14:36:40 -0700
    Anything that would endanger the health

    and safety of our environment and the health and lives of the current and future generations of Californians should always be taken in consideration

    before and above anything else.
  • Krista Dana
    signed 2019-06-09 13:34:04 -0700
  • M R
    signed 2019-06-09 13:27:11 -0700
  • Donna Shaw
    signed 2019-06-09 13:22:13 -0700
  • Jacqualine Cortes
    signed 2019-06-09 12:38:22 -0700
  • Liana Olson
    signed 2019-06-09 12:26:08 -0700
  • Joseph Blum
    signed 2019-06-09 12:21:25 -0700
    Joseph Blum
  • steve Fergus
    signed 2019-06-09 12:20:21 -0700
    leave the oil in the ground where it belongs
  • Allan Campbell
    signed 2019-06-09 12:15:27 -0700
    Please do not approve fracking because it causes pollution.
  • Nettie Nguyen
    signed 2019-06-09 12:14:47 -0700
  • Nora Lewis
    signed 2019-06-09 12:00:00 -0700
    Fracking will cause damage to our underground water- a far more precious item than gas.
  • Gail Wilke
    signed 2019-06-09 11:45:20 -0700
  • Ken L. Klasser
    signed 2019-06-09 11:29:49 -0700
  • Christopher Ware
    signed 2019-06-09 11:26:44 -0700
  • Carolyn Pettis
    @forkare tweeted link to this page. 2019-06-09 11:20:36 -0700
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    signed via 2019-06-09 11:20:22 -0700
  • John Cathcart
    signed 2019-06-09 11:10:07 -0700
  • Jeff Hoffman
    signed 2019-06-09 11:05:55 -0700
    Jeff Hoffman
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