December Fracking Info Forum


: Professor Tim Krantz of Redlands University, Rebecca Claassen, lead organizer of Santa Barbara's Measure P, and the Coalition to Protect Monterey County. 

What: Two guest speakers will describe the risks of oil industry activities like fracking, acidizing, cyclic steam injection and wastewater injection. They will help educate concerned citizens who are working to formulate an anti-fracking initiative and strategy for Monterey County's November 2016 ballot.

Where: Monterey College of Law Community Room
100 Col. Durham Street, Seaside, CA 93955
When: Friday, December 11th at 6:30 pm. 

For a map and directions click here.  

Dr. Tim Krantz has broad experience in the field of Environmental Science. For the past several years, his research has focused on renewable energy technologies, sustainable buildings and communities. He has 30+ years of land use planning and environmental impact assessment experience, specializing in endangered species mitigation, environmental remediation and ecological restoration projects. He has worked on more than 150 environmental assessments, evaluating a wide range of projects, from urban development, to mining applications and oil and chemical remediation. As senior associate scientist, he helped to direct the restoration of Guadalupe Dunes, a 2700 acre oil field south of San Luis Obispo, which had an oil spill twice the size of Exxon Valdez. Prof. Krantz will discuss the risks of various petroleum operations.

Rebecca Claassen is a chiropractor by trade, but decided to put her career on hold when her daughter was one. “I realized how urgent the climate crisis is and that we have a real frontline issue here in Santa Barbara County with the Monterey Shale underneath our feet,” she says. Just before their daughter was born, Claassen and her husband moved back to Santa Barbara County from the San Francisco Bay Area. “I realized that my beloved Santa Barbara County was facing a huge transition to unconventional oil extraction,” says Claassen, who was motivated to become the lead organizer for the 2014 Measure P initiative, which sought to ban “high-intensity” petroleum operations. She will share lessons from Santa Barbara's Measure P campaign.





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