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FRACKING CALIFORNIA - Understanding the Threats to our Water & Climate

Hosted by San Diegans Who Care about the Environment

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Join San Diego 350.org (http://sd350.org) and Global Exchange (http://www.globalexchange.org/) 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)

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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, 350.org, Clean Water Action, EarthWorks, CREDO Transition Towns and community-based groups.