For too long, communities in the Central Valley have disproportionately borne the brunt of California’s oil and fracking agenda.
Over 75% of the state’s oil production and 95% of its fracking happens in Kern County– making it the highest oil-producing county in the U.S. These operations have had profoundly negative effects on the surrounding communities and will continue to worsen the drought and exacerbate climate change.
More than 290,000 residents in Kern County live within one mile of an oil or gas well – and most of them are people of color that are already without clean water or clean air due to decades of extraction and industry.
Over the last year, these folks have traveled to Oakland, Sacramento, and beyond to share the experience of living with fracking and extraction at your doorstep. On November 9th, Kern County residents are asking us to come to their home and fight behind them.
The County Board of Supervisors is proposing a new industry zoning ordinance to fast track new oil drilling for the next 25 years. The ordinance promotes fracking and drilling at the expense of community health, safe food, agricultural jobs and the climate.
The residents of Kern County are joining together to oppose the ordinance and they’re asking people from around the state to stand with them as they take a stand against Big Oil.
Your presence will send a strong message to Governor Brown and signal to the oil industry and local officials that California is watching and that we oppose the harmful expansion of oil and gas drilling.
Please join 350 Bay Area by standing with Kern!
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