Resolution to Ban Fracking in California

WHEREAS Fracking contaminates indefinitely California’s precious and scarce water resource with radiation and dangerous chemicals, the composition of which is kept undisclosed,

WHEREAS the geologically intrusive nature of the fracking process can cause earthquakes in California’s seismically unstable region,

WHEREAS the State of New York has already set a precedent by successfully implementing a permanent fracking ban to protect the citizens of their state, giving California an opportunity to join the national leadership as guardians of the environment,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the California Democratic Party calls upon the California Legislature and Governor Brown to adopt legislation permanently banning fracking in California and a copy of this resolution be forwarded to all California legislators and Governor Brown “