San Benito Rising is a grassroots group of volunteers. We are working to make San Benito County the first "frontline" county in California to ban fracking & extreme extraction in California. We have some oil and gas drilling in our county, but we're working hard to stop it from expanding into the rest of the county. We were able to retain the pro bono services of a well-known environmental law firm in San Francisco to draft the ballot initiative language for a ban. This ensures that the initiative language will stand up in court.
Our ballot initiative is scheduled for the November 2014 election, so we're gearing up for a big campaign against the fossil fuel industry. We're optimistic about winning because we've been canvassing already and have gotten very encouraging support from the vast majority of residents in our county. The small population of our county makes a grassroots campaign easier to conduct.
Join us in this fight to protect our way of life and our national treasure!