Fracking Threat Looms Just Over the Border in San Benito County

Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter
Celebrating 80 years of protecting the planet 

3921 East Bayshore Road, Suite 204, Palo Alto, CA 94303
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Contact: Cynthia Denny,[masked], or Megan Fluke Medeiros,[masked]

Location: Sports Basement at 1875 S. Bascom Ave., Suite 240, Campbell, CA

RSVP or call: Cynthia at[masked]-7954. Seating is limited to the first 100 people who RSVP.


Fracking Threat Looms Just Over the Border in San Benito

Hydraulic Fracturing, or Fracking, has come to our area! Is this method of taking resources safe for us and our communities? Is it the answer to the oil crisis? How will it affect the limited water supply, clean air and traffic in the region? Find out what is involved, the companies behind the effort, the organizations pushing back, current state and county legislation, and what you can do to be an important voice on Fracking in California.

Fracking is already taking place in at least 9 CA counties, and rising oil prices are sparking interest in the Monterey Shale, a geological formation that holds an estimated 15 billion barrels of oil.

Come and find out why you should know all the facts and how you can become involved.

6:30 – 7:00 p.m.: Socializing, food and wine for registered guests.
7:15 – 8:30 p.m.: Multi-media presentations by the Center for Biological Diversity and ACE.
8:30 – 9:00 p.m.: Q&A and Action Follow up

The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD)believes that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature - to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, they work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. They do so through science, law & creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters & climate that species need to survive.

Rose Braz is the Climate Campaign Director and coordinates the Climate Law Institute’s climate campaign and communications work. She is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law.

Aromas Cares about our Environment (ACE) is a group of Aromas community members dedicated to the stewardship of their local environment. The group formed upon discovering that some unknown entity was searching for oil reserves under the Aromas in San Benito County. Their focus has been learning about, monitoring for, and educating the public about possible oil and gas extraction in their area and ensuring that sufficient safeguards are in place to protect our water supply and air quality.

Seth Capron has lived in Aromas since the 70’s and is a member of the ACE Coordinating Committee and has spoken at numerous community and public events around the area. He works for a housing agency by day.

Special Notice: A 10% discount to all Sierra Club members all day at the Sports Basement!

Sponsored by: The Loma Prieta Chapter of the Sierra Club, Guadalupe Group, the Center for Biological Diversity, ACE, and a special thank you to Sports Basement and Frey Vineyards.

Co-listed with Sierra Club, LomaPrieta Chapter, Guadalupe Regional Group

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  • Katja I.

    Thanks to Cindy for planning such a great event!

    Rose and Seth are tireless. It was amazing they each came an hour from different directions and we even had Sierra Club members come all the way from Fresno. Obviously an important topic for a lot of people.

    June 29, 2013

  • Cynthia A D.

    The introduction included a brief summary of the Sierra Club policy which does not call for an out-right ban on fracking but imposes strict guidelines on any fracking venture...effectively nullifying. For a full description, see

    Thanks to everyone who voluntarily stayed to hear the entire program. We look forward to working together and a special thanks to Nicole Lamarche for meeting today and her praise for the event and posting it on her blog!

    1 · June 28, 2013

  • Mike K.

    I'm very thankful for people like Rose and Seth and the work they do. Let's keep the movement going

    1 · June 28, 2013

  • Cynthia A D.

    Rose Braz and Seth Capron were excellent and we learned so much about Fracking and it's effects on communities, the environment and how to put safeguards into place in our local governments!

    June 28, 2013

  • Brian H.

    Knowledgeable speakers on an important topic. Great meeting!

    1 · June 27, 2013

  • Teresa N.

    Change in schedule,,, company meeting late afternoon. so I will mot be there...

    June 26, 2013

  • Brian H.

    There is a good summary about the many problems caused by fracking on the Gasland movie FAQ's page:

    June 25, 2013

  • Heather D.

    At ARPA-e in DC last year (by the DOE), I filmed President Clinton talking about this for my TV show I'm very interested in this topic, and would love to invite the speakers on my show! See you on Thursday night.

    June 24, 2013

  • Sashi K

    Unfortunately, have to visit a client in Seattle, this month end.

    June 9, 2013

  • Cynthia A D.

    Hi Everyone, Since Frey Vineyards is donating wine and Sports Basement is donating refreshments, why don't we start the event at 6:30 so guests can come to socialize and have something to eat after work and before the start of the actual presentation.

    June 6, 2013

  • Teresa N.


    May 22, 2013

  • heather w.

    excuse my ignorance, but what is fracking???

    May 20, 2013

  • Cynthia A D.

    The new Sports Basement in Campbell, CA is hosting this event and providing refreshments and beer! PLUS, all day any Sierra Club member can get 10% off their already low performance gear and equipment. Be sure to show your membership card when you go in. A big thanks to Steve at Sports Basement for working with our Club.

    1 · May 21, 2013

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