Submitted to Patch by Elsa Schafer
Have you ever wondered what California is doing about fracking - and what is it, anyway?
Did you see the Matt Damon movie, “The Promised Land?"
Fracking is a method of squeezing oil out of the ground, which has polluted drinking water, causing farm animals and people to sicken, sometimes dying.
Fracking threatens our water, our communities and the environment we all depend on. More than 250 communities in the U.S. have passed resolutions to stop the use of fracking. Vermont, France and Bulgaria have banned it permanently.
Wednesday night at 7 p.m., Adam Scow of Food and Water Watch (FWW) will be the featured speaker at the San Mateo County Democracy for America meeting in a new location – the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Redwood City, at 2124 Brewster on the corner of Lowell (enter by the Brewster door).
Adam is the California Campaigns Director of FWW, and will explain how serious the threat is to California – as well as what we can do about it.
The meeting is free and always starts with luscious desserts – bring a friend or two!