Hydraulic Fracking

       Fracking contaminates our water supply and is a threat to public safety.

ECONOMIC THREATS

        SLO county and communities are well known tourist destinations, from the beaches to the vineyards and everywhere between.  Our agricultural lands are fertile and productive.  Ground water contamination could do irreparable harm to our tourist economy, damage agricultural resources and vineyards, and significantly harm small businesses, not to mention cause health consequences from drinking contaminated water.

ENVIRONMENTAL THREATS

        Any effluent emissions into a stream, river, watershed, or public water supply would be especially damaging with long term consequences.  A train spill close to our beaches could be catastrophic to the near environment and destroy tourism for years.  Lowered air quality from further oil exploration emissions and carcinogenic gasses will be constant, unavoidable, and long term.

WE HAVE THE POWER TO STOP FURTHER EXPANSION OF FRACKING IN OUR COUNTY.

          Our Supervisors have the power to say NO, and if they won't, WE have the power to create a bill that will say NO. Other communities in California including Monterey have have passed bills to stop the expansion of fracking.  We are in the unique position of not only having the power to stop expansion of this practice for our own protection but also for our fellow citizens up and down the train line.

JOIN OUR GRASS ROOTS MOVEMENT

         Please share this information with your neighbors, friends, and family.

        --Educate yourself.

        --Contact and/or attend your local City Council to express your concerns and ask them to take a stand against fracking.

        --Contact the Planning Commission and your County Supervisor and tell her or him that you oppose fracking. Call the Supervisors’ phone number at 805.781.5450.

        --Volunteer with us to spread the word, attend public meetings, post a sign in your yard, etc.

 CONTACT TO HELP OR INFORMATION

ProtectSLOCounty.org   805.994.0076