Top Climate Scientists Call On California Governor To Halt Fracking, including ex US chief scientist James Hansen, reports Katie Valentine at Climate Progress. The letter outlines the emissions impact, threat of dangerous pollution and the vast water requirements of extracting gas and oil from California’s shale reserves, and notes that 30+ % of CA’s oil is “as carbon intensive to develop and refine as the Alberta tar sands in Canada.” Stop until research can prove that development of these fossil fuels can be done without threatening public health and that allows California to reach its long-term emissions targets. Sounds good to me….
Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here: http://signon.org/sign/we-are-the-clean-99?source=c.em.cp&r_by=487176 . This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is in 2 years!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.
For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/index.php?author=mary-ellen-harte
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