John MacMurray: In the United States, according to economists and geologists, we have mostly seen Peak Oil. Any petroleum we get from here on will require drilling deeper, and fracking.
John MacMurray: Although there are laws and regulations, both state and Federal, concerning fracking, the oil and gas industry has succeeded in having a myriad of exemptions, which have largely de-fanged the laws.
John MacMurray: To get a picture of what this blast of water does to the rock below, try this: put a brick on the sidewalk. Hit the brick with a large hammer. Notice all the broken pieces and shards. That’s what fracking does.
Walter Brasch: Railroad derailments in the United States last year accounted for more than one million gallons of spilled oil, more than all spills in the 40 years since the federal government began collecting data.
Dan Bacher: While there are many powerful industries based in California, ranging from the computer and high tech industry to corporate agribusiness, no industry has more influence over the state’s environmental policies than Big Oil.
Richard Corral: But the pressure from plastic bag-makers that make money from pollution isn’t only from inside Sacramento. The far-right policy kingpin Grover Norquist has weighed in with Mike Gatto from Washington, D.C.
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: We are poised to stop these attempts to rig the international economy in favor of multinational corporations and move to a new model of trade that respects the rights of people and nature, but it will take a coordinated effort.
Teka-Lark Fleming: People who live in cities like Los Angeles heavily subsidize big agriculture, so urban city dwellers like Los Angeles will be paying the bulk of this “conservation” project that will do nothing in getting us more water or more water security.
Teka-Lark Fleming: How is allowing big oil to kill people and contribute to the early death of children until 2015 preventing anything?
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Georgianne Nienaber: Will we wrap ourselves in oil and drown in the salty byproducts of fracking while we watch towns burn from train explosions and die of thirst after our aquifers are poisoned?
Adam Scow: When it comes to governance and real action the Governor is letting the oil and gas industry expand fracking and refineries that pollute our climate with more emissions of carbon dioxide and methane, worsening global warming and our climate crisis.
Dan Bacher: The bill bans drilling in the marine reserve by repealing a dangerous loophole in the California Coastal Sanctuary Act.