Largest Anti-Fracking Rally in California History
Fifty Santa Cruz residents boarded a charted bus to Sacramento to Urge Gov. Brown to Protect State’s Air, Water, Climate from Fracking Pollution
They were joined by 25 other buses from all over the state and others, to form a crowd of over 3000 for the rally which took take place on the Capitol Lawn in Sacramento to urge Gov. Jerry Brown to end fracking.
Organized by the statewide coalition Californians Against Fracking and more than 80 individual environmental and public health organizations, the protest and march featured speakers from around California who are witnessing fracking in their communities and organizing to end the use of this toxic way of producing oil and gas. Locally the bus was organized by 350SantaCruz.org, a group dedicated to fighting and reversing climate change.
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350 Santa Cruz Sponsors Local Vigil to Protest Keystone XL Oil Pipeline
In a period of 72 hours beginning on Friday afternoon, people across the country stepped up to go the extra mile to stop Keystone XL. Over 200 events were planned from coast to coast for Monday evening, February 3rd; more were listed every hour.
Every one of those actions intended to send the same message: it’s time for President Obama to be a climate champion, not the pipeline president, and reject Keystone XL. Concerned citizens stood out on the streets across the nation, many braving chillier conditions than in Santa Cruz, California, where a local vigil was held.
— Bradley Allen (@bradleysa) February 4, 2014
Twitter post: pic.twitter.com/jgk7wdTV4d
Twitter links: #KeystoneXL #SantaCruz #Nokxl
Additional news coverage of the nationally coordinated vigils from Common Dreams:
'Mobilized and Unafraid': Nationwide Vigils Against Keystone XL
Updated on 08/30/14
1) 350 Santa Cruz will have our next planning meeting on Thursday, September 4th at 7 pm (with a potluck dinner for those interested at 6:30). We'll get updates from our committees, talk about the upcoming climate rally on September 21st, and make signs for that event along with other items that arise. View our calendar for details
Added on 08/31/14
3) Fracking in San Benito County
Concerned citizens in San Benito County (adjacent to Monterey County) are fighting to protect their agricultural lands and water and to limit greenhouse gas emissions in their country from hydraulic fracturing (fracking). San Benito needs our help. Please visit their ballot measure's website to inform yourself. Please volunteer and contribute.
New York, New York
If you're able to travel across the country for a demonstration, pencil in September 21st , "when the biggest demonstration in the history of the climate movement takes place in New York City" as Bill McKibben says. "We need you there, you and everyone you can think of to bring" he urges. Check out the details here and the Facebook event here. People from across the country will travel there by train. View details here and view this for hints on accommodation.
"UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has summoned the world’s leaders to the city in late September to talk about climate change. Because we think those leaders have done a lousy job, and because we’re tired of fancy words and ready for real action, we’re going to go to New York too, in our thousands and tens of thousands."
Read Bill's latest article in the June issue of Rolling Stone from your news stand or check it out here.
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