2012-12-13 20:56:10

Activists in California protest the government’s move to open thousands of acres to fracking

Yesterday in Sacramento, California, dozens of protesters rallied outside a federal auction of more than 17,000 acres of public land. The Bureau of Land Management was selling leases for drilling and fracking by oil companies. The amount of fracking across the US has risen dramatically in recent years and has been linked by some scientists to water contamination and earthquakes. To tell us more about the situation in California we spoke with Rose Braz, climate campaign director at the Center for Biological Diversity. Rose was at the protest.

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