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I wanted to make sure you saw my email from last week about how Governor Jerry Brown is allowing the Golden State to get fracked-over despite new evidence that exposes the dangers of this poisonous and extreme practice.

Last week, a state-ordered review not only revealed that fracking poses a risk to public health, it also exposed the state's lack of oversight monitoring impacts to water resources and air quality. You'd think that would be enough to convince Brown, who claims to be a climate champion, to stop fracking. But instead, all Jerry Brown has ordered is a panel to review the state-ordered review,1 instead of accepting the obvious truth: fracking is polluting California's water and killing its climate. 

Jerry Brown is currently in Vatican City meeting with Pope Francis and imploring world leaders to reduce their use of fossil fuels. But Gov. Brown still hasn't put this message into practice in California, and that's why when he gets home this weekend a coalition of fracktivists from across the state will be waiting to deliver him a message: Californians Choose Clean Not Extreme Energy, So End Fracking Now!

So far over 20,000 Environmental Action members like you and me have added their name to the growing list of concerned citizens who don't want fracked waste water used to irrigate their crops or fracking to foul their climate and put their health at risk. I am confident that we get that number up even higher if you take action today. Please click here to add your name and help us throw Jerry Brown a welcome home party he won't soon forget.

Thank you for taking (environmental) action,

Anthony and the Environmental Action Califracktivists 

1. Tucker, Tom. Governor Jerry Brown Appoints Panel To Review Fracking In California. The Associated Press. July 23, 2015.

PS You can see my full email from last week below.

Big Oil is fracking up California's dwindling water supply and getting away with it. Click here to tell Gov. Jerry Brown that it's time to put an end to this extreme practice that poisons our health, air, water and food supply.

Dear Friend,

There's an old Slovakian proverb, "Pure water is the world's first and foremost medicine." But right now in California, this most precious resource is being poisoned. As of today, more than 24,000,000,000 gallons have been contaminated by fracking and other extreme oil production -- and that number is literally growing by the minute. Worse yet, State officials allowed oil and gas companies to pump nearly three billion gallons of waste water into freshwater aquifers that could have been used for drinking water and irrigation1 -- that's just beyond fracked up and it gets fracking worse.

This summer, while California is experiencing one of its worst droughts in history, oil and gas companies are selling contaminated waste water to farmers to use for irrigation.2 Big Oil not only gets away with poisoning the most important resource to sustain life, but they also earn an extra profit by selling back the poison as a farming tool. It also means all of us are at risk, since California grows 90 percent of the grapes, 95 percent of the broccoli and more than half the bell peppers Americans eat every year - just to name a few of the biggest crops. This is beyond fracked up, and that's why we need to take action.

We've teamed up with a coalition of fracktivists all across America to send Governor Jerry Brown a message: Keep our food and water safe by ending fracking and extreme energy production in California now. Will you please click here and add your name to the growing list of concerned earth citizens?

Governor Brown should know better. He claims that he wants to be a climate and environmental champion who leads California to a clean energy revolution.3 But his actions don't match his bold claims. His wants to issue $10,000 fines to residents who don't comply with new water-use restrictions,4 but refuses to go after the one industry doing the most damage to California's water. While everyone else is expected to cut back on their water use, polluters have been permitted to contaminate nearly two million gallons of freshwater a day.5

They say, No sane civilization poisons its own water supply." Right now, California is acting totally insane by not only poisoning the water, but allowing the polluters to sell it to the folks who produce our food. Where I live, in New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo realized the dangers of fracking to public health and banned the practice.6 It's time for Jerry Brown to exercise the same wisdom and protect our water and food from extreme energy.

Click here to let Jerry Brown know that true climate and environmental leaders don't allow their states to get all fracked up.

Thanks for taking (environmental) action,

Anthony and the Environmental Action Fracktivists 

1. Stock, Stephen, Meak, Liza, Villareal, Mark and Pham. Scott. Waste Water From Oil Fracking Injected Into Clean Aquifers. NBC Bay Area. November 14, 2014.

2. Geiling, Natasha. California Farmers Are Watering Their Crops With Oil Wastewater, And Know One Knows What's In It. Think Progress. May 5, 2015.

3. Sandberg, Claire. Jerry Brown Wants To Be A Climate Leader - And To Frack For A Lot Of Oil. Truthout. November 11, 2013.

4. Associated Press. California Gov. Brown Wants $10,000 Fine for Water-Wasters. NBC News. April 28, 2015.

5. O'Connell, Kit. Fracking Pollutes California Water As Drought Crisis Worsens. Mint Press News. April 14, 2015.

6. Kaplan, Thomas. Citing Health Risks, Cuomo Bans Fracking In New York State. The New York Times. December 17, 2014.


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