Lets say that San Luis Obispo County is a community not just a commodity for the oil industry.
Ban Fracking in San Luis Obispo County, CA.
Fracking is an inherently dangerous threat to our air, water and health. Ban fracking now in San Luis Obispo County, CA. Why is this important?Fracking is a toxic method of oil and gas extraction that involves blasting vast quantities of water and toxic chemicals deep underground and it's endangering countless Californians' health, safety and livelihoods. Big Oil has plans to massively expand fracking in a huge section of the state roughly 1,750 square miles from Southern to Central California, from Modesto to San Diego County--putting our precious water, our farms, and our health at risk. In the last ten years, fracking has expanded rapidly in states like Pennsylvania, North Dakota, Texas and Colorado. Residents living near fracking operations suffer from constant noise and light pollution, endless diesel truck traffic, toxic spills, contaminated water, dangerous air pollution, increased crime, and falling property values. If fracking continues to expand, it could spell ruin for California farmers. Appallingly, even in times of drought, the fracking industry regularly outbids farmers for water rights, increasing the price of water and directly jeopardizing their livelihoods. And the toxic chemicals and heavy metals associated with fracking operations can contaminate the soil, air and water, leach into crops, and kill livestock. But despite the clear risks posed to Californians by the oil industry's plans to frack our state, legislation that would have placed a moratorium on fracking died in the Assembly and Governor Brown appears eager to encourage the expansion of this toxic industry. That's why we have to take matters into our own hands and ban fracking at the local level. Cities and counties in California have broad authority to ban fracking, and we should pressure our elected officials to step in where the state government has so far failed to act. Local bans on fracking may also be one of the most effective strategies for winning change at the state level. If a wave of cities and counties in California reject fracking, it will put increased pressure on Governor Brown to ban fracking in all of California. Hundreds of communities across the country, from New York and New Mexico, to Pennsylvania, Ohio and Colorado, have successfully passed local bans or moratoriums on fracking in order to protect their homes and pressure state officials to act. Now it's up to us. Please sign my petition and help me ban fracking in our community. Together, we can pressure our elected officials to act. Sources: San Luis Obispo County Pending. 7/2017 Santa Barbara Becomes First California City to Pass Resolution Against Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling. 7/26/2017https://www.ecowatch.com/santa-barbara-offshore-drilling-2465777011.html Monterey County is California’s first major oil-producing county to ban fracking. 11/29/2016 https://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/impact/monterey-county-california%E2%80%99s-first-major-oil-producing-county-ban-fracking Alameda Becomes 5th County in California to Ban Fracking. 7/20/2016 https://www.ecowatch.com/alameda-county-becomes-fifth-in-california-to-ban-fracking-1933900702.html What Banning Fracking in Butte County Taught Me about Grassroots Organizing. 6/17/2016 https://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/impact/what-banning-fracking-butte-county-taught-me-about-grassroots-organizing Election win puts rural San Benito County on anti-fracking map. 11/29/2014 http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-san-benito-fracking-20141129-story.html Mendocino County is first California community to enact ban. 11/5/2017 http://www.ohio.com/blogs/drilling/ohio-utica-shale-1.291290/mendocino-county-is-first-california-community-to-enact-ban-1.538340 Beverly Hills Becomes First City in California to Pass Fracking Ban. 4/24/2014 https://www.ecowatch.com/beverly-hills-becomes-first-city-in-california-to-pass-fracking-ban-1881899667.html
“Cancer Fire Station 5”
To: Governor Jerry Brown Mayor Chuck Reed of San Jose Local, State and Federal Representatives of Santa Clara County, California and Council Members of San Jose, CA. The firefighters of San Jose, station #5 are there ready and waiting to be relocated to a non toxic - workplace immediately. It only takes you to make it happen. A safe location away from the toxic dump they live under now. Don't let them fall through the cracks, make a positive change in their lives for the better. The fire fighter do plenty for society and do not ask for anything in return. Make the right choice for them today in the name of human rights. Firefighters need to be offered a form of presumptive legislation and fire records should not be destroyed after 7 years. They should be held forever. They should not loss their job benefits for speaking up against unhealthy conditions they work/live under. People are shocked to find that we don’t have any kind of coverage for firemen/paramedics and would be embarrassed to find out their state doesn’t stand behind their firefighters/paramedics, but we will. SCIENTIFIC PROOF AND SOURCES: I checked The State Water Resources Control Board’s Geotracker database and found the site is listed. Here is the addresses for the Geotracker database and also a direct link to the information for San Jose Fire Station #5: http://geotracker.waterboards.ca.gov/ http://geotracker.waterboards.ca.gov/profile_report.asp?global_id=T0608500618 There were two underground storage tanks on the site that had contained gasoline and diesel and the Santa Clara County Department of Environmental Health has been overseeing a fuel leak investigation at this site for 20 years. You can find the investigation work plans and reports and other site-related documents on the Geotracker database under the “Site Maps/Documents” tab and you can also access site-related documents on Santa Clara County’s website. Here are the addresses for Santa Clara County’s website and a direct link to where you can find the documents for San Jose Fire Station #5. http://lustop.sccgov.org/ http://lustop.sccgov.org/files/06S1E31J04f/ Sincerely, Kim Chaffee