Sunday, February 08, 2015

No frackin' way ...

Several thousand Californians joined a March for Real Climate Leadership in Oakland on Saturday, calling on the Governor Brown to ban fracking for oil extraction. In times of historic drought, fracking not only pollutes and wastes the state's dwindling water supplies, but also sustains carbon pollution. (Click on any photo to enlarge/see as a slide show.)

Though Oakland is ground zero for protest in California these days, this didn't seem a home grown crowd.

From north ...

and south ...

and further south yet, they came.

There was a good sprinkling of students ...

as well as a plentiful supply of classic northern Californians.

It's not just the fracking that presents a danger to our lives. Once they get the oil out, they have to transport it through our communities.

People get understandably pissed off about having their water polluted.

Some people aren't going to take it.

Keeping hope alive ...


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