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FRACKING CALIFORNIA - Understanding the Threats to our Water & Climate

Join San Diego and Global Exchange to discuss how hydraulic fracturing could affect the availability, cost and cleanliness of our water, the impacts of extracting shale oil on climate change, and other risks. We’ll also discuss ways communities can engage on the topic, with the goal of helping identify the right approach for the San Diego community.

Learn how:
- Fracking takes millions of gallons of water from one of San Diego's major water sources, the California Aqueduct, that are not recoverable because of polluting chemicals.
- Fracking creates toxic waste that contaminates fresh water and endangers both humans and agriculture.
- Fracking prolongs our dependence on fossil fuels and contributes to global warming.
- Oil and gas corporations are outbidding our farmers for Delta water by a 3 to 1 margin.
- Fracking regulations & legislation are being drafted and how can we influence the outcome.

Speakers include:
Bob Filner, Mayor of San Diego
Rose Braz,
Center for Biological Diversity
Shannon Biggs, Global Exchange
Ben Price / Doug Shields (Gasland) Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund
Todd Cardiff, Esq., San Diego Lawyer Attorney
Kathleen Hedberg, Helix Water Board, San Diego

More Location Info:
Joyce Beers Community Center
3900 Vermont Street, San Diego, CA 92103, San Diego, CA 92103
(Opposite Trader Joe's in the Uptown Shopping Center)

More Info: [masked]

This event is part of the California Communities Rising Against Fracking tour, sponsored by Global Exchange and our partners on the road: Center for Biological Diversity, Food & Water Watch,, Clean Water Action, EarthWorks, CREDO Transition Towns and community-based groups.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Fracking is the wrong direction for our energy future. Fossil Fuels -> GHG -> Global Warming -> Instability. Renewable Energy -> Jobs -> Innovation -> Sustainability for the foreseeable future.

    April 19, 2013

  • wendy

    i'm sorry that i will have to miss this. we can NOT let this happen here.

    April 15, 2013

  • Dave P.

    Mayor Bob Filner has been added as a speaker at this event!

    1 · April 14, 2013

  • Cheri

    This is a topic that many don't understand, including me, so I'm happy for this opportunity.

    April 11, 2013

  • Dave P.

    Hi Sheila. This event is part of a tour supported by Global Exchange, and similar presentations are occurring in other cities in California from April 14-22. Here is a link that lists all of them. Hopefully one of these could work out for you.

    April 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am very interested in learning more about the dangers of Fracking to help educate folks; however, a new date is required for me to attend. Prior paid engagement was arranged months ago for my birthday gift. Hopefully a repeat or new date will be scheduled.

    April 9, 2013

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