Kern County fracktivists need you in Bakersfield on Nov. 9 to oppose a proposed county ordinance to fast track new oil drilling for the next 25 years, worsening the crisis of air and water pollution and the drought for their residents.
Over 75% of the state’s oil production and 95% of its fracking happens in Kern County, making it the highest oil-producing county in the U.S. These operations have had profoundly negative effects on the surrounding communities and will continue to worsen the drought and exacerbate climate change.
More than 290,000 residents in Kern County live within one mile of an oil or gas well, and most of them are people of color that are already without clean water or clean air due to decades of extraction and industry.
Over the last year, these folks have traveled to Oakland, Sacramento and beyond to share the experience of living with fracking at their doorstep. On November 9th, Kern County residents are asking folks from around the state to stand with them as they take a stand against Big Oil.
Residents have collected thousands of petitions in opposition and are delivering them to the Board of Supervisors daily. Join in solidarity at the upcoming Public Hearing on Monday, November 9 in partnership with The Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment.
A BAY AREA BUS leaves around 1am, exact time TBD. Organizers are working on funding to zero out the cost, but it may be $5-20 person. Or take Amtrak—the station is very close to the court complex. Organizers are working on a 10% discount. You can also carpool. Register your vehicle, jump in a carpool or add yourself to the vehicle waiting list here: bit.ly/kernrideshare.
1115 Truxton Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93301
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