MEDIA ADVISORY FOR:  Saturday, 01 August 2015
CONTACT: Brett Abrams | 516-841-1105 | brett@fitzgibbonmedia.com

SATURDAY:  Statewide Day of Action in 16 Cities Calls on Governor Brown to Stop Fracking in California

FIND AN ACTION HERE: http://act.couragecampaign.org/event/cleannotextreme/search/

Rallies in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento and a Dozen Other California Cities Urge Gov. Brown to Protect Public Health and Take Serious Action to Stop Fracking and Extreme Oil Extraction.

CALIFORNIA -- On Saturday, August 1st, as part of a statewide day of action, residents in 16 California cities will hold rallies to protest Governor Jerry Brown’s continued support of hydraulic fracturing and other unconventional oil and gas extraction methods.  Saturday’s day of action -- with events planned in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, San Rafael, Sacramento, Modesto, Roseville, Auburn, Eureka, Bakersfield, Ventura, Venice, Long Beach, San Diego, and Joshua Tree -- aims to unite Californians from across the State in an aim to end to extreme extraction, and a forge clearer path to 100% renewable energy.

FIND A DAY OF ACTION NEAR YOU: http://act.couragecampaign.org/event/cleannotextreme/search/

The statewide day of action, led by the California-based Courage Campaign in partnership with Californians Against Fracking and Rootskeeper comes after a newly released independent scientific study by the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) identified serious risks associated with oil development processes and concluded that state regulatory officials lack data to adequately protect the public or even to propose effective mitigation strategies to avoid associated health risks.

In San Francisco, members of Courage Campaign and Californians Against Fracking (CAF) will join with local residents to rally at Justin Herman Plaza at 1 Market Street at 1:00pm PT.

  • For more information: http://act.couragecampaign.org/event/cleannotextreme/51/
  • On-the-ground contact:  Pat Johnstone - 415-847-1940

In Los Angeles, members of Courage Campaign and Californians Against Fracking (CAF) will join with local residents to rally at Leimert Park on 4395 S. Leimert Blvd at 4:00pm PT.

  • For more information: http://act.couragecampaign.org/event/cleannotextreme/41/
  • On-the-ground contact: Tim Molina, Courage Campaign - 310-529-3313

In Sacramento, members of Courage Campaign and Californians Against Fracking (CAF) will join with local residents to rally at Capitol Park on the corner of 15th and N Streets. at 10:00am PT.

  • For more information: http://act.couragecampaign.org/event/CleanNotExtremeAttend/52
  • On-the-ground contact: Sylvia Wilkerson - 773-580-6274

In San Diego, members of Courage Campaign, Californians Against Fracking (CAF) and San Diego 350 will join with local residents to rally at Ocean Beach Boardwalk by Newport Avenue at 11:00am PT.

  • For more information: http://act.couragecampaign.org/event/cleannotextreme/49/
  • Local contact: Peg Mitchell - 760-224-3252

“Right now we’re in the midst of critical moment when California could decide to turn away from extreme extraction and toward clean energy. Every time we’ve confronted Governor Jerry Brown and asked him to halt fracking over the past few years, he’s insisted that we wait until the release of an independent scientific report,”  explained Tim Molina, of the California-based Courage Campaign.  “On July 9th when the report came out, it rang emphatic alarm bells about the dangers extreme energy poses to our air, water, ecological and geological security, and public health. It’s now clear that lives are at risk.The power to save those lives is in Jerry Brown’s hands.”

“The release of the CCST report is a watershed moment for Governor Jerry Brown and California Legislators. Now that the science is in, they can either stop fracking and dangerous oil extraction, or allow it to continue and knowingly put Californians’ health at risk,” added Jessica Wohlander, Rootskeeper.  “It’s a simple choice, and we’re turning out to make sure they make the right one.”

More than 151,000 people in California have signed a petition urging Governor Brown to keep California's families, communities, and nation safe by immediately stopping fracking and extreme oil extraction in the state of California.

SIGN THE PETITION HERE: http://stopfrackinginca.org/

For more information, or for interviews with people participating in Saturday’s day of action, please contact Brett Abrams at 516-841-1105 or by email at brett@fitzgibbonmedia.com.

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