Hydraulic fracturing -- "fracking" -- is a dangerous oil and gas drilling technique that could poison California's water and air and hurt both people and wildlife. Fracking is set to expand in our state -- even though it poses major risks:
- fracking routinely employs toxic chemicals like lead, arsenic, chromium 6 and benzene, which go unmonitored and unregulated
- each fracked well can require up to 5 million gallons of water state officials don't even know where fracking is occurring
- fracking is set to light the fuse on an enormous carbon bomb sitting under out feet -- the 14 billion barrels of oil estimated to be locked in the Monterey shale
- fracking increases the risk of catastrophic climate change since it often releases large amounts of methane, a highly potent greenhouse gas
Join Rose Braz, Climate Campaign Director, and Steven Craig, former Director of the Ventana Wilderness and Land Trust, for a talk hosted by the Santa Cruz Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom on fracking in California and what we can do about it.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 20, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Quaker Meeting House
225 Rooney St. [Click for map here]
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Cost: Free, donations welcome
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