Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing — and the industrial development that comes with it — have left a grim trail of damage across America. This damaging oil and gas–drilling technique involves injecting millions of gallons of highly pressurized water, sand and toxic chemicals deep into the earth.
Now fracking has become a major issue in the Golden State. But Californians still have time to safeguard their water, air, wildlife and health from this dangerous and poorly regulated form of oil and gas production.
The nonprofit group Mainstreet Moms has organized an event to help us all learn about this newest form of energy extraction, its dangers and what we can do about it.
The Center's Climate Campaign Director Rose Braz, along with Kristin Lynch, of Food & Water Watch, will present an overview on fracking and how it will impact our food, water and air supply in California and beyond.
Cost: $5 suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)