Last November Gov. Newsom declared a temporary moratorium on fracking. Very temporary, it turns out! In the last few months his administration issued 48 new fracking permits. Talk about a health crisis! Join the Last Chance Alliance in telling the governor to walk his talk, ban fracking, and phase out fossil fuel production, starting with an immediate 2500-foot setback between oil/gas wells and homes, schools, etc.
Newsom’s green-lighting of fracking will cause air and water pollution, and poison Black and Brown communities, already at greater risk from COVID-19. Adding insult to injury, recent studies now indicate that the kinds of pollution these toxic extraction sites produce is the same kind of pollution that makes people more susceptible to getting Covid.
Besides adding to the climate crisis, this is a health crisis disproportionately impacting communities of color already disproportionately suffering from pollution and Covid.
Tell Governor Newsom:
It’s time you stop treating Black and Brown communities as sacrifice zones while you say you stand for Black and Brown lives. Say “NO” to fracking, create a just transition plan that prioritizes workers and communities, starting immediately with a 2500 foot health & safety buffer zone around all drilling, and commit to stop issuing permits for oil and gas extraction.