Hosted by the Center for Biological Diversity:
“Join us at a rally to urge the Obama administration to deny an application for offshore #fracking.
Perhaps emboldened by the election of Trump, an oil company just applied for a permit to frack off the California coast — it’s the first application since the feds lifted a moratorium on the controversial process earlier this year. If the feds grant the permit, oil companies would soon begin fracking in the wildlife-rich Santa Barbara Channel — home to sea otters and endangered blue whales — putting our coasts and beaches at risk. We need to send a clear message to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management — the agency in charge of the permitting process — that Californians oppose this toxic technique, and that it has no place in our ocean. Join us at a rally to tell Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to deny this permit to frack our oceans.
What: Rally against offshore fracking in the Santa Barbara Channel
When: Thursday, December 15th at 11:00 am – 1:00pm
Where: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management office, 760 Paseo Camarillo, Camarillo, CA
Oil companies have permission to annually dump up to 9 billion gallons of wastewater, including fracking chemicals, into federal waters off the California coast. That’s why the Center for Biological Diversity won a moratorium to halt fracking off California’s coast earlier this year. But federal officials lifted the moratorium in May even after acknowledging the risks fracking poses to the environment.
With Trump’s presidency looming, and his promise of unfettered drilling with it, now is the time to stand up and send a clear message to the agency that offshore fracking is inherently dangerous; it makes people sick and poisons our ocean, and it has to stop now. Join us on Thursday in Camarillo.”
See this Facebook event for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/665997146893480/.
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