March 19, 2015

350 Responds to Gov. Brown’s Water Crisis Announcement

March 19, 2015
Contact: Karthik Ganapathy, (347) 881-3784

In response to an announcement by California Governor Jerry Brown on the state’s water crisis,’s Linda Capato issued the following statement:

“California can’t spend its way out of a water crisis any more than it can frack its way out of the climate crisis. More money is as much besides the point as shorter showers, when such a huge portion of this problem comes from Sacramento’s willingness to let oil companies pour millions of gallons of fresh water down holes across our state in exchange for crude. If Governor Brown was truly serious about doing more than nibbling around the edges of the water crisis, step one would be obvious: place an immediate moratorium on fracking in our state, and prevent the pollution of more than 2 million gallons of fresh water per day.”