Welcome to San Benito Rising!

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.

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. 

Join us in this fight to protect our water, health and way of life!

Recent Announcements

  • Calvin Tillman (July 26, 12 noon) "Why Fracking Made Me Move". Calvin Tillman, former Republican mayor of Dish, Texas will speak at Sunnyslope Elementary School Auditorium on July 26, 2014 (12 noon). Location is 1475 Memorial ...
    Posted Jul 13, 2014, 10:08 PM by San Benito Rising
  • SBR and Coalition General Meeting (July 24) Come join us on Thurs June 24 (6pm) at VFW Hall. This meeting is for members of San Benito Rising and Coalition to Protect San Benito .
    Posted Jul 13, 2014, 10:05 PM by San Benito Rising
  • San Juan Bautista City Council Meeting (March 18, 6pm) Tues March 18 at 6pm San Juan city council meeting. Citadel Exploration won't be coming to this meeting after all. However, we need some members to attend and speak ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2014, 5:51 PM by San Benito Rising
  • Get on the Bus! For March 15 Anti-Fracking Rally (Sacramento) Seats are filling for the bus to Sacramento! Reserve your bus ticket ($20) at  http://bit.ly/DFCASanBenito. Scholarship (free) tickets are also available. The bus picks up at the ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2014, 5:07 PM by San Benito Rising
  • San Juan Bautista General Plan Meeting (March 12, 6pm) San Juan Bautista residents will review the General Plan elements at the Wed. March 12, 6pm meeting at the SJB Community Center (10 San Jose St). This is an opportunity ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2014, 5:22 PM by San Benito Rising
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