California Shouldn’t Keep Fracking Chemicals a Secret!

California Shouldn’t Keep Fracking Chemicals a Secret!

The first of 10 fracking bills pending in the California Legislature this session is SB 4 by by Senator Fran Pavley, which will have a committee hearing on April 9th. PSR-LA opposes SB 4 unless amended remove language that “makes it the policy of the State of California to elevate the financial gain of select oil and gas industry players over the health and environment of the people of California.”

Press Release: Doctors Speak Out Against the Dangers of Keeping Fracking Chemicals Secret

Press Release: Doctors Speak Out Against the Dangers of Keeping Fracking Chemicals Secret

California is fast becoming the new frontier for hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” a process that will introduce hundreds of thousands of gallons of chemicals—many of which are toxic—into the environment. Oil and gas companies are bringing not only their drill rigs, they are also bringing their lawyers, lobbyists, and public relations firms to convince California’s regulators and legislators to shield their operations — and harm that fracking may cause– from public view.

Don’t Gag Docs!

Don’t Gag Docs!

Today, PSR-LA is launching our “Don’t Gag Docs” campaign! The purpose of the effort is to raise awareness about the big push by the oil and gas industry to have the content of the chemical fracking cocktail used in fracking treated as a “trade secret.”

March 29- Webinar – Fracking in California: Oil company efforts to gag doctors and public health researchers about its impacts

March 29- Webinar – Fracking in California: Oil company efforts to gag doctors and public health researchers about its impacts

Join us for a March 29th webinar as we provide an overview of oil and gas extraction in California, discuss fracking and its impacts on public health and the environment, and lay out the various regulatory and legislative efforts underway to address the quickly expanding use of fracking in California.