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Amidst Mega-Drought Hundreds Urge Gov. Brown to Ban Fracking at State of the State Address

Around 200 concerned Californians gathered outside the Capitol building today to urge Gov. Brown (D-CA) to mitigate the state’s drought by halting the water-intensive drilling technique called fracking, and other extreme oil extraction methods.


Activists unfurled a three-story banner across the street from the State House, where Gov. Brown was giving his State of the State address. Photo credit: Food & Water Watch

The protest—which took place while Gov. Brown gave his State of the State Address before a joint session of the California Legislature—represented Californians from across the state and was organized by 350.org, California State Grange, Center for Biological Diversity, Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment, CREDO, Food & Water Watch, Friends of the Earth, Oil Change International and other members of the statewide coalition Californians Against Fracking.

While the protest took place on the lawn of the Capitol building, activists from Oil Change International and 350.org deployed a three-story banner across from the State House with the message: “Governor Brown: Climate Leaders Don’t Frack. Ban Fracking Now.” For the rest of this story please click the link to EcoWatch: http://ecowatch.com/2014/01/22/amidst-mega-drought-gov-brown-ban-fracking/

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