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Community Update

Community Update
Join 350Marin at March 15 “Don’t Frack California” Rally!

350Marin is bussing up to Sacramento March 15 to join thousands of Californians from across the state to pressure Governor Brown to stop fracking in the “Golden State.”

The rally, which begins on the Capitol Lawn at 1pm, will feature celebrities and speakers from across the state who will share personal stories about how fracking is impacting their communities.

"It’s time Governor Brown stops doing the bidding of Big Oil and starts listening to the people of California who have nothing to gain from fracking and far too much to lose,”  said Richard Gray of the 350Marin Stop Fracking Committee.

Fracking uses massive amounts of water to unlock oil deep underground—and a new report by Ceres reveals that 96% of fracking wells in California are in areas with "high or extremely high water

Millions of gallons of precious fresh water for are used for each frack job, and potent greenhouse gasses like methane and benzene are released as by-products, adding to the climate impact of the oil which will be refined and burned into our atmosphere, threatening the health of wildlife, local communities and the safety of our water resources.  The oil recovered is the dirtiest on the

The fracking process threatens aquifers underlying California’s food producing Salinas and Central Valley and could lubricate the San Andreas fault zone, with
potentially dire consequences.

350Marin is a part of Californians Against Fracking, a coalition of 150 environmental, business, health, agriculture, labor, political, and environmental justice organizations working to win a statewide end to fracking in California.

To reserve a seat on the 350Marin bus, call call Richard Gray at 415-342-6057 or sign up at the event page for ride sharing information.

For updates on speakers and logistics, follow Don't Frack California on Facebook or Twitter.

350Marinis part of the international global grassroots campaign 350.org, a movement of  climate-focused projects, actions and projects engineered at the community level in over 188  countries.  

The organization was named for the scientific ratio 350 parts per million (ppm). This number represents the amount of carbon dioxide molecules most scientists and climate experts have determined is safe to support life and prevent catastrophic climate change. Last year, for the first time in recorded history, the concentration of atmospheric CO2 reached 400 ppm.

Richard Gray
PO Box 216
Forest Knolls, CA 94933

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