Progressives Mobilize Ahead of Committee Vote for Fracking Moratorium Bill in CA

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Molly Haigh, 907-750-1999, molly@fitzgibbonmedia.com

Progressives Mobilize Ahead of Committee Vote for Fracking Moratorium Bill in CA

CREDO Activists Send More Than 21,600 Letters in Support of Fracking Moratorium in Lead Up to Tuesday’s Committee Vote

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Concerned Californians are speaking out against fracking ahead of Tuesday’s committee vote in the California State Senate on SB 1132 - a bill that would put a moratorium on fracking. CREDO, a progressive organization working to halt fracking in California, is working to gain support within the legislature for SB 1132.

CREDO activists have submitted 21,626 letters to the California State Senate in support of the moratorium bill. Meanwhile, they are keeping the pressure on Gov. Brown by putting in hundreds of calls urging him to ban fracking. CREDO’s latest campaign push comes on the heels of the state’s largest anti-fracking rally in history, where nearly 3,000 people came from all across California to the State Capitol to protest Gov. Brown’s support of fracking.

“California lawmakers dropped the ball last year by caving to oil industry demands on fracking,” said Zack Malitz, CREDO’s campaign manager. “But as evidence mounts showing that fracking poisons water, pollutes the air, causes earthquakes and accelerates climate change, it’s hard to imagine why lawmakers would continue to allow fracking.”

SB 1132 was introduced by Senators Holly Mitchell and Mark Leno. If the bill passes the committee vote on Tuesday, it will move on to the Environmental Quality committee.

See CREDO’s page for members submitting letters of support for SB 1132: http://act.credoaction.com/sign/sb1132_comments

Note to Press: To schedule interviews with CREDO around the push for a moratorium on fracking in California, please contact Molly Haigh at 907-750-1999 or molly@fitzgibbonmedia.com.

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