On June 1 a precedent-setting case about local water use involving Big Oil will be heard at Superior Court in downtown San Luis Obispo. The Center for Biological Diversity will be there standing up for clean water — and they need the public to stand with them. .
Mark the date. Thursday, June 1. Rally at 8 a.m outside San Luis Obispo Superior Court, 1035 Palm St., San Luis Obispo. Wear: Blue, the color of water. Come to the hearing at 9 a.m.
The fossil fuel industry has proposed an oilfield expansion project that would turn an SLO aquifer into a dump for toxic oil waste — and state regulators have rubber-stamped this disastrous proposal. Residents are fighting back hard, and the Center has sued to suspend the state’s approval of this project and halt oil injection into groundwater until regulators have complied with environmental laws.
If the Center wins this suit, they’ll force Big Oil to comply with laws that protect our water and we’ll potentially stop a massive oilfield expansion. But if they lose, the industry may get the green light to permanently pollute SLO’s water.
Pack the court and raise your voices on June 1.
Join the Center and PRO SLO H2O (formerly Protect Price Canyon) to show that we, the local community, refuse to let our groundwater be polluted.
RSVP to let the Center know that you’ll be there to defend our water.
If you have questions, please contact the Center’s clean energy campaigner Ash Lauth.