They’re having a camp out in Monterey County, at Williams Hill Recreation Area & Campground, May 10th, with teach ins on Saturday about fracking and direct action –
As you probably know, there are various angles to work from … some groups focus more on legislative, others more on direct action. I believe both are important. This is also a key time for legislative pressure in California, as earlier this week three moratorium bills passed the Assembly Natural Resources Committee. This is fantastic, and happened only because of people calling and writing the Committee members, but it’s just the first hurdle. The bills now need to go to the Appropriations Committee, which will be challenging. There’s a great list serve, Unfrack California, with news, discussions, strategy, and important info for targeting legislators … Would you like to be added to that list? Let me know if you’d like me to give your email to the moderator.
A few other resources you may be interested in –
(Both groups are doing great work on this … their action alerts, petitions, and signing up for their mailing lists are always good ways to help.)
http://eastcountymagazine.org/node/13135 – Article about current legislative good news and next steps. Link to petition at bottom of article – please sign.)
http://gov.ca.gov/m_contact.php – Contact info for Governor Jerry Brown. It would take a lot of pressure for him to get behind a ban on fracking, but it’s possible with enough people getting involved. Call / write and ask him to ban fracking in California.
http://www.globalexchange.org/blogs/peopletopeople/2013/04/04/corporate-executives-say-fracking-is-good-for-you-do-you-trust-them/ – Good link to more info on the issue, and Shannon Biggs from Global Exchange helps communities work at the local level to keep out fracking.
springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of
nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.”
– Eleonora Duse