Governor Brown Asked to Issue an Executive Order Banning Fracking
Assemblymember Marc Levine (D - San Rafael) has drafted a letter urging Governor Brown to impose a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, while California fully investigates the safety of the practice.
Specifically, Governor Brown is being asked to issue an executive order to prohibit the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) within the Department of Conservation from allowing fracking.
“A moratorium is appropriate until we fully understand the negative effects of fracking. The risks are just too great,” said Assemblymember Levine. “Additionally, this is more than a public health or environmental concern. With the projected climate change scenarios and growing concerns with ocean acidification, it is imperative that we make every effort to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.”
CREDO Action has also launched a campaign urging Governor Brown to impose a moratorium on fracking. So far, more than 16,000 Californians have signed CREDO's petition urging state legislators to co-sign Assemblymember Levine's letter. Assemblymembers Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), Adrin Nazarian (D-Sherman Oaks), and Das Williams (D-Santa Barbara) have signed the letter already.
Read the full petition here: http://act.credoaction.com/sign/levine_letter/
Assemblymember Levine represents the 10th Assembly District
which includes Marin County and southern Sonoma County.