To combat the worst impacts of climate change, we need to stop extracting new oil, coal and gas as we wean our economy off fossil fuels. The Oregon legislature has the opportunity to take a critical step forward by banning hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) for oil or gas.
The bill to ban fracking has already passed the House of Representatives with strong bipartisan support. Now we need the Senate to vote yes on House Bill 2623 to put a stop to any new fracking for oil or gas exploration and production in Oregon for the next 10 years. The Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee has scheduled a hearing on HB 2623 for tomorrow, April 23rd.
Contact your State Senator now to encourage them to vote yes on HB 2623.
Fracking involves injecting high pressure blasts of water, sand, and chemicals into bedrock. The devastating impacts of fracking on numerous communities around the country makes clear that Oregon should be protected from this destructive practice. Senators need to know that our shared Oregon priorities include transitioning off of fossil fuel-based gas, not expanding it at the expense of our communities and climate.
Your help is needed to tell Senators that a vote for HB 2623 is a vote to protect our environment, people, and climate.
Thank you for helping stop this threat to our state and climate in its tracks!