April 20, 2013 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Joyce Beers Community Center
3900 Vermont Street San Diego,CA 92103
Have you heard of “Fracking” but thought it was a practice done only in the remote reaches of North Dakota or Texas? Think again. This invasive and risky method of extracting oil and gas from deep shale formations is poised to become prominent in California with potential far reaching impacts. Join us to learn more at this workshop hosted by Global Exchange and SanDiego350.org, part of a state-wide tour. Read more or watch the intro video below.
The event will bring together community activists, scientists, and local leaders to discuss how hydraulic fracturing could impact the availability, cost and cleanliness of our water, the impacts of extracting sour crude oil from the Monterey Shale Field on climate change, and other risks. Speakers will discuss ways communities can engage on the topic, with the goal of helping identify the right approach for the local San Diego community.
Rose Braz – Center for Biological Diversity
Shannon Biggs – Global Exchange
Ben Price – Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund
Doug Shields – Former Pittsburgh City Council Member who passed a rights-based ordinance banning fracking in his city
This event is supported by Sierra Club San Diego, Women Occupy San Diego, WiLDCOAST, San Diego Coastkeeper and more!