Transitioners from the South Bay joined thousands of other people from around California at the Anti-Fracking march and rally in Oakland February 7. The weather cooperated, with just enough rain to put smiles on drought-weary faces, but not too much to dampen the enthusiasm of the crowd.
The event could have been entitled “Jerry Brown, listen up!” It was a personal message to the governor, who has positioned himself as a leader on climate policy, but has so far resisted efforts to ban the practice of hydraulic fracking in California. Major concerns about the process include contamination of groundwater from the chemicals involved and the amount of water involved in the extraction process.
Here are some pix from the march. And there are plenty of ways to get involved. Check out the Sierra Club and 350.org.
Pix from the march: