18 Jul '11, 5pm

Protest Filed to Save California Watersheds From Dangerous Fracking

For Immediate Release, July 18, 2011 Contacts: Matt Vespa, Center for Biological Diversity, (425) 632-5309 or (415) 310-1549 (cell) Jason Pitt, Sierra Club, (202) 675-6272 Protest Filed to Save California Watersheds From Dangerous Fracking Drilling Poised to Move Forward Without Thorough Environmental Review SACRAMENTO, Calif .— The Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Club and Los Padres ForestWatch filed a formal protest today to stop the Bureau of Land Management from leasing out 2,600 acres of environmentally sensitive land in Monterey and Fresno counties for oil and gas development. The leasing of this federal mining-estate land comes without a thorough examination of the effects drilling will have on California’s landscapes, wildlife and watersheds. “By turning a blind eye to the dangers of fracking, BLM is putting Monterey’s water quality in serious jeopardy,” sa...

Full article: http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/20...

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