The largest rally against fracking in California history was a huge success. A bus full of people from Marin and thousands of others from across the State converged in Oakland to tell Jerry Brown to stop fracking and fully embrace renewable energy.
From the Oakland Tribune
Thousands of people from up and down California marched in Oakland on Saturday for the largest protest to date against the state's use of hydraulic fracturing to harvest oil and natural gas.
Environmentalists said they chose to have the March for Real Climate Leadership in Oakland Democrat Gov. Jerry Brown's home city to highlight their plea for him to take a stance against fracking.
"Fracking is hurting our communities. It is sucking our drought-ridden state of precious water resources, contaminating our groundwater in a region where 25 percent of the nation's food is grown, and contributing to the impending climate crisis," UC Berkeley student Eva Malis told a crowd at Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, in front of Oakland City Hall.
photo from SFGate
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