Grants Database

Central California Environmental Justice Network
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Project Title:
Protect California’s Public Lands from Destructive Oil and Gas
California Wildlands Rapid Response Fund, 2019
Central Valley
Fresno, Tulare, and Kern County
Project Description:

This project will enhance the organizing capacity of regional and state groups to protect California’s Public Lands from fracking. The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Bakersfield Field Office is analyzing the environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing for new oil and gas production leases on 400,000 acres of BLM-administered public land and an additional 1.2 million acres of federal mineral estate. The planning area includes Kern, Fresno, Kings, Madera, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Tulare and Ventura counties. Groups from all these Counties will join forces to educate and mobilize residents to oppose the expansion of fracking into Public Lands.