Veggie Voyagers

Couple travelled 30 states and 3 Canadian provinces between 7/07 and 5/08 running their 1987 Ford truck on straight veggie oil. The blog continues with a focus on the natural world and energy politics from a personal perspective

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Our Message to Governor Brown!

 People flowed in to the Capitol today from all over the state and they spoke with one voice, usually in Spanish and English to Ban Fracking in California. There is a lot of disappointment in our so-called environmentally friendly Governor who is obviously in the pocket of the Oil and Gas Industry. What I loved was the large number of outspoken young people.
 As you can see (badly) from this map-- the interest of the fossil fuel industry will extend up our rich agricultural heart-land and will include the Sacramento Valley where we live in Butte County. We have initiated a Fracking Ban Ordinance which will now get qualified for the ballot in November. It's been a lot of work but the human energy is there, doesn't require millions of gallons of fresh water nor toxic chemicals and doesn't have health consequences beyond our own over-work.
 There were thousands of people in Sacramento today and I couldn't capture a fraction of them here but I am reassured with all that I heard and saw. We really are going to stop this. On the state level SB 1132 which will put a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas, in the state and off our coasts, has been introduced. If you read this from outside Butte County that's where we need your help. Please read about and support this legislation.
 It is for our Mother Earth that I ask your help-- for her rich farm soils and remaining clean aquifers. It is also for our little people... especially for them.


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