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JL
- 447 days ago - pac.petitions.moveon.org
Fran Pavley, withdraw your bad fracking bill.The only solution to the fracking threat is a complete ban. Continue to be the environmental hero we know you to be and withdraw your bill and fight for a ban on fracking.



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JL A. (275)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 7:12 pm
Dear fractivists,



I hope you have had an enjoyable summer so far. I am sorry to drag you back to reality. We have an upcoming urgent matter that needs calls. I have tried only to contact you all to tell you of alerts and much needed rallying. This email explains a lot. Read through, or skip through, but please go to the links at the bottom.



As you may have read, Holly Mitchell's fracking moratorium bill we all worked so hard to get introduced into the state legislature, made it all the way to the Appropriations Committee where it was gutted and then killed by the Assembly leadership on the floor. The bill failed because 18 Democrats did not vote at all. Even though the delegates at the Democratic Party convention passed a resolution that there should be a moratorium on fracking in California. Even though 58% of Californians polled wanted a moratorium on fracking. Even though you and 100,000 plus Californians signed petitions to the Governor saying you want a Ban on Fracking, these Democrats did not heed your call. When asked by CREDO Action members in follow-up phone calls why they did this, many reported they were planning to vote for SB 4, a weak regulatory bill, instead. Fran Pavley's SB 4 is the only Fracking Bill not shelved, and still alive in the legislature. However, there are major problems with this bill.



The problem is, SB 4 will not protect humans, animals, agriculture, or nature, from fracking contamination. It merely calls for ground water monitoring, permitting, notification, disclosure of chemicals used and a scientific study to be completed by January 1, 2015. In the original version of the bill, if the study were not completed by that date, a moratorium on new fracking would be imposed. That inadequate moratorium provision, was ultimately removed at the behest of the oil companies. It would have allowed fracking to go on for 17 months while the study was being done. Can you imagine the FDA allowing drugs to come onto the market before the clinical trials were completed? A lot of damage can be done because of this bill.



The bill states that ground water monitoring to be done before and after a well is fracked, and is to be conducted by the oil company. A classic case of the fox guarding the hen house. As to permitting, the bill would "prohibit the approval of a permit that presents an unreasonable risk or is incomplete, yet it does not define an unreasonable risk. We already know that fracking fluid includes multiple carcinogens, fracking waste is radioactive and the injection of fracking wastewater causes and exacerbates earthquakes. What greater risk would need to be shown before this bill would prohibit it? As for the full public disclosure that the bill promises, the oil companies are only required to list the names of the chemicals used. The concentrations and formulas do not have to be disclosed to the public, if the companies claim they are proprietary trade secrets. As for notification, notifying you when and where they are going to frack and telling you what chemicals they are going to use is like a murderer telling you he is going to shoot you on your front porch tomorrow at noon using an AK 47. At the end of the day, you're still dead. There is no "safe" way to monitor fracking. There is not enough man power, and there is already too much payola and corruption in the industry.



The only solution to the harms of fracking is not to frack. SB4 is worse than meaningless. By removing the regulatory uncertainty surrounding fracking in California, this bill will give the oil industry the green light to ramp up fracking while providing the public with a false sense of security that these regulations are protecting them.



Please sign and share my fellow fractvists's Lauren Steiner's petition to Fran Pavley, author of SB 4, asking her to withdraw or strengthen her regulatory bill, and fight for a ban instead. We need to get more signatures to her. http://pac.petitions.moveon.org/sign/fran-pavley-withdraw?mailing_id=14271&source=s.em.cr&r_by=491007



Then call the members of the Appropriations Committee and ask them to vote no on SB4. Tell them the only way to regulate fracking is to Ban It! http://apro.assembly.ca.gov/membersstaff


We are waiting for the assembly to reconvene and then we will continue our dialogue with Governor Brown's office in the coming months.

Hess Corporation and Newfield Appalachia have ended lease agreements with about 1300 property owners covering 70,000 acres in Wayne County, PA. This should be a precedent for the entire country. I hail these responsive companies for making a heroic move, to somewhat redeem themsleves. This is a big victory. It can be done! http://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2013/07/16/gas-companies-drop-wayne-county-leases/

Thank you, for your help!

Aura Walker
 

JL A. (275)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 7:16 pm
Members of the Appropriations Committee to call:
Members


Committee Members District Office & Contact Information

Mike Gatto (Chair) Dem - 43 Contact Assembly Member Mike Gatto
Capitol Office
P.O. Box 942849, Room 2114, Sacramento, CA 94249-0043; (916) 319-2043

Diane L. Harkey (Vice Chair) Rep - 73 Contact Assembly Member Diane L. Harkey
Capitol Office
P.O. Box 942849, Room 6027, Sacramento, CA 94249-0073; (916) 319-2073

Franklin E. Bigelow Rep - 05 Contact Assembly Member Franklin E. Bigelow
Capitol Office
P.O. Box 942849, Room 4116, Sacramento, CA 94249-0005; (916) 319-2005

Raul Bocanegra Dem - 39 Contact Assembly Member Raul Bocanegra
Capitol Office
P.O. Box 942849, Room 4167, Sacramento, CA 94249-0039; (916) 319-2039

Steven Bradford Dem - 62 Contact Assembly Member Steven Bradford
Capitol Office
P.O. Box 942849, Room 5136, Sacramento, CA 94249-0062; (916) 319-2062

Ian C. Calderon Dem - 57 Contact Assembly Member Ian C. Calderon
Capitol Office
P.O. Box 942849, Room 5150, Sacramento, CA 94249-0057; (916) 319-2057

Nora Campos Dem - 27 Contact Assembly Member Nora Campos
Capitol Office
P.O. Box 942849, Room 3160, Sacramento, CA 94249-0027; (916) 319-2027

Tim Donnelly Rep - 33 Contact Assembly Member Tim Donnelly
Capitol Office
P.O. Box 942849, Room 2002, Sacramento, CA 94249-0033; (916) 319-2033

Susan Talamantes Eggman Dem - 13 Contact Assembly Member Susan Talamantes Eggman
Capitol Office
P.O. Box 942849, Room 2003, Sacramento, CA 94249-0013; (916) 319-2013

Jimmy Gomez Dem - 51 Contact Assembly Member Jimmy Gomez
Capitol Office
P.O. Box 942849, Room 2176, Sacramento, CA 94249-0051; (916) 319-2051

Isadore Hall, III Dem - 64 Contact Assembly Member Isadore Hall, III
Capitol Office
P.O. Box 942849, Room 3123, Sacramento, CA 94249-0064; (916) 319-2064

Chris R. Holden Dem - 41 Contact Assembly Member Chris R. Holden
Capitol Office
P.O. Box 942849, Room 5119, Sacramento, CA 94249-0041; (916) 319-2041

Eric Linder Rep - 60 Contact Assembly Member Eric Linder
Capitol Office
P.O. Box 942849, Room 2016, Sacramento, CA 94249-0060; (916) 319-2060

Richard Pan Dem - 09 Contact Assembly Member Richard Pan
Capitol Office
P.O. Box 942849, Room 6005, Sacramento, CA 94249-0009; (916) 319-2009

Bill Quirk Dem - 20 Contact Assembly Member Bill Quirk
Capitol Office
P.O. Box 942849, Room 2175, Sacramento, CA 94249-0020; (916) 319-2020

Donald P. Wagner Rep - 68 Contact Assembly Member Donald P. Wagner
Capitol Office
P.O. Box 942849, Room 2158, Sacramento, CA 94249-0068; (916) 319-2068

Shirley N. Weber Dem - 79 Contact Assembly Member Shirley N. Weber
Capitol Office
P.O. Box 942849, Room 5158, Sacramento, CA 94249-0079; (916) 319-2079
 

Katie D. (86)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 7:26 pm
Signed * DO NOT FRACK THANK YOU JLA
 

Terry V. (30)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 7:28 pm
S&N THANKS
 

JL A. (275)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 7:31 pm
You are welcome Bill and Katie and Terry.
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NicoleAWAY W. (634)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 7:31 pm
definitely s/s, ty JL
 

Mary T. (304)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 7:35 pm
Signed & Noted - thank you JL
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 7:37 pm
Noted, signed, twittered, fb and google shared. Thanks Judi :)
 

Twyla Sparks (208)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 7:52 pm
Thanks, noted and signed
 

AniMae Chi (411)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 7:54 pm
Thanks for signing! Now, pass it on.
 

Kit B. (276)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 8:33 pm

Thank J l -- I do agree with the statement that the only a complete ban of Fracking will be meaningful. I have signed and shared before I noticed: ONLY CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS SHOULD SIGN PLEASE. Oops!
 

JL A. (275)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 9:06 pm
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Alturas 96101
Eureka 95501-95503
San Diego 92101-92124
 

Cynthia no frwd B. (263)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 9:13 pm
Ban Fracking completely thx Nancy, signed and I will be making some calls
 

JL A. (275)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 9:19 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Cynthia because you have done so within the last day.
 

Jerry B. (120)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 9:35 pm
Noted and Signed..thanks JL.
 

Natasha Salgado (537)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 9:39 pm
Done-thx JL
 

JL A. (275)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 9:40 pm
You are welcome Jerry and Natasha.
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Joan McAllister (1083)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 9:48 pm
Noted & signed. Thanks JL
 

Candy L. (479)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 9:56 pm
Signed & Tweeted, Thanks
 

cathie S. (154)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 10:37 pm
Noted, signed n shared thank you JL A
 

Aud nordby (718)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 10:52 pm
N&S
 

Christeen Anderson (510)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 11:30 pm
Signed.
 

Sherri G. (114)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 12:30 am
I just saw a special local CA news report that stated California has no regulation or controls on fracking. Everyone needs to see Gasland II an HBO documentary about fracking in this country. Our drinking water will cost more than gas soon. Plus the Monterey shale is the biggest in the country which is in the middle of our farm belt. Thank you for posting this petition JL. Noted and signed.
 

Heidi Aubrey (5)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 12:55 am
Signed and noted.
 

chantal v. (336)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 12:59 am
Done, thank you dear JL!
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (388)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 2:20 am
Thanks for signing! Now, pass it on.
 

Helen Porter (40)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 3:05 am
noted and signed
 

Olga Klimova (37)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 3:06 am
Signed & Noted, thank you JL.
 

Monica T. (294)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 3:29 am
Noted and signed. Thank you, JL
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 4:55 am
We need to stop fracking everywhere and get off fossilfuels. There are so much better alternatives! S&N
 

Ben Oscarsito (317)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 6:00 am
Done!
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2013/05/pictures/130528-monterey-shale-oil-potential-animal-habitat/
 

Darlene B. (290)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 6:33 am
Noted and signed. As I have commented in prior petitions on these matters--the only thing in this country that needs fracking is the government!! Leave the land alone!!. There will be a revolution in the future--don't know if it will be while I am physically here on Mother Earth or not--but it is a definite. WE-THE PEOPLE are being treated like crap for their benefit. Blessings to all who love Mother Earth and her inhabitants.
 

Dandelion G. (379)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 7:01 am
Thanks for signing! Now, pass it on
 

JL A. (275)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 7:08 am
You are welcome Joan, Candy, Cathie, Sherri, Chantal, Olga and Monica.
You cannot currently send a star to Aud, Christeen, Giana, Zee or Dandelion because you have done so within the last day.
 

Ann B. (140)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 7:54 am
noted and signed
 

Sara W. (110)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 8:17 am
Definitely signed from California!!
 

JL A. (275)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 8:23 am
You cannot currently send a star to Sara because you have done so within the last day.
 

Carol D. (109)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 8:54 am
US only
 

Mitchell D. (129)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 9:20 am
Gladly noted and signed.
 

JL A. (275)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 9:28 am
You cannot currently send a star to Mitchell because you have done so within the last day.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 10:16 am
Done
 

Melania Padilla (179)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 2:05 pm
Signed
 

Sheila D. (25)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 2:29 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, JL.
 

Eternal Gardener (743)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 3:03 pm
Signed!
 

Roger Garin-michaud (67)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 3:03 pm
noted, thanks
 

Elizabeth O. (88)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 3:22 pm
Signed.
 

Sharon Davidson (350)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 3:41 pm
we need to do all we can to preserve our planet
 

Aaron Bouchard (129)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 6:57 pm
signed and noted thanks
 

Marianne B. (113)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 10:21 pm
S.& N.
 

Ludger W. (72)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 10:58 pm
done
 

Lona Goudswaard (71)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 3:50 am
S&N
 

Edwin M. (366)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 4:34 am
Signed thanks JL
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (388)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 11:24 pm
Thanks for signing! Now, pass it on.

Now that you've signed, help it grow by clicking the buttons below and asking your friends, family, and colleagues to sign.
 

JL A. (275)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 8:25 am
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Sergio Padilla (62)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 1:10 pm
Done
 

JL A. (275)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 3:19 pm
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