April Meeting: Protect our Environment & Stop Global Warming

posted Apr 11, 2014, 11:58 PM by pdsb chapter   [ updated Apr 16, 2014, 4:07 PM ]
Progressive Democrats of Santa Barbara
April Meeting:
Protect our Environment & Stop Global Warming

Join the rapidly growing movement to ban fracking in Santa Barbara County, by helping us get an initiative on the ballot this year!

When: Guests from Santa Barbara County Water Guardians will join us at our next Progressive Democrats of Santa Barbara Meeting -- This Wednesday, April 16 at 5:30 pm. We will be meeting at 701 E Victoria Street, Santa Barbara. We will also have information about other local campaigns. 

Who: The Santa Barbara County Water Guardians (http://www.sbcountywaterguardians.org/) is a rapidly growing coalition of students, professionals, farmers, parents, professors, non-profits and retirees. 

What: Place an initiative on the November 2014 ballot to ban fracking and other hazardous extraction techniques in our beautiful county.

Why Ban Fracking Now:  Because fracking in California is for heavy, dirty tar-oil that will be transported to the highest bidder. Because we like clean air, fresh water, and safe energy. Because we must protect our precious resources and health from the multiple hazards of extreme oil extraction techniques facing our county. Because we are at an energy crossroads, with companies like Santa Maria Energy, proposing 7,700 new wells, using the most emissions intensive form of extraction in the world, which won't be covered by SB4 regulations, nor the proposed statewide moratorium. Because there is no way that we can lower our countywide emissions if these projects go through. And because we cannot afford to wait even two more years. 

Why a ballot initiative: In order to get a ban passed through the County Board of Supervisors we would need support from 4 out of the 5 board members and that is very unlikely to happen anytime soon. 

Why join the fight? Because it allows us to become more fully alive at a time when the world desperately needs us to be. And because we always have A LOT of fun together! Join us!


Progressive Democrats of Santa Barbara (PDSB)




PDSB Issue Areas Include:
1. Economic Justice
2. End the War, Redirect Funding
3. Health Care for All
4. Clean, Fair & Transparent Elections & Government
5. Protect our Environment & Stop Global Warming
6. Civil Rights and Civil Liberties 

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA)