|District Council 57|
AFSCME Council 57 opposes fracking because of its devastating impact on communities where our members live and work.
AFSCME Council 57, Local 444 and Local 2428 are among 150 groups calling for Governor Jerry Brown to take emergency action to ban fracking in California after officials admitted to allowing the oil industry to inject wastewater into protected aquifers. For far too long, Gov. Jerry Brown has remained silent while a growing number of Californians call for statewide action to protect our communities from the risks associated with fracking and other unconventional oil extraction methods. Following the recent revelations about the illegal use of protected aquifers to dispose of oil field waste, the urgency for Gov. Brown to act has never been more clear. Countless studies have linked fracking to environmental damage and health problems, and now we have proof that oil industry practices are compromising our precious water supply as we face severe drought. We were among the 8,000 Californians who marched in Oakland this month and ask the governor to heed the call and put a halt to fracking and other well stimulation techniques immediately.
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