Oil and gas drilling poisons people: People who live, work, or go to school near oil and gas wells have higher rates of respiratory disease, cancer, birth defects and other serious health problems. But the campaign to stop neighborhood oil and gas drilling is winning big victories. Join us to hear from frontline community leaders and researchers about:
- Los Angeles County’s ban on oil and gas drilling in unincorporated areas of the county
- Newsom’s announcement of a plan to ban oil and gas drilling within 1 KM of homes and schools – how a movement of people in frontline communities won this huge victory, and what needs to be done to strengthen it
- New research that shows pollutants cause major health problems in people as far as 2-1/2 miles from drilling sites
- The progress of the movement to ban oil and gas drilling in Contra Costa County, northern California’s fossil fuel hub.
• Dr. Amanda Millstein, Richmond physician and co-founder of Climate Health Now, on the health effects of oil and gas drilling
• Shoshana Wechsler, Sunflower Alliance and the Contra Costa Sustainability Commission, on the growing local movement against drilling
• Cesar Aguirre, of the Central California Environmental Justice Network, on the Kern County struggles against neighborhood drilling and statewide action
Sunday, November 14, 1 – 3 PM
Online. RSVP to email@example.com. The webinar will be recorded, so if you can’t make it, just drop us a line afterwards and we’ll forward a link to the video.
For background, see this recent article in the East Bay Express