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Appeal the Court Decision on Measure Z

This petition had 1,501 supporters

David beat Goliath on November 8, 2016 when 56% of Monterey County voters passed Measure Z -- the first citizens' initiative to ban fracking and limit risky oil operations in a major oil producing county of California. 

Unfortunately, Big Oil doesn’t respect democracy. After the election, Chevron, Aera Energy (owned by ExxonMobil & Shell), and others filed 6 lawsuits challenging Measure Z.

The Monterey County Superior Court recently ruled on Measure Z. It let the ban on fracking and acidizing stand, for now. But it overturned two key parts of Measure Z (phase out of wastewater injection and ban on new oil wells).

Please sign this petition (include your city and state info) and urge the Monterey County Supervisors to appeal the court's decision. We are confident that a higher court will affirm Measure Z in full and uphold the will of 73,877 Monterey County voters.

The Supervisors will be deciding in the coming weeks whether to appeal the court decision on Measure Z. Thanks for encouraging them to stand up to Big Oil!

The best place to donate to the Measure Z Legal Defense Fund is here:  (100% of your donation will go toward legal and related expenses.)


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