On June 15 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 we need you to stand with us.
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 we win this suit, we'll force Big Oil to comply with laws that protect our water and we'll potentially stop a massive oilfield expansion. But if we lose, the industry may get the green light to permanently pollute SLO's water.
That's why we need to pack the court and raise our voices on June 15.
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.
What: Pack the Court to Protect Our Water -- Rally and Hearing
When: Thursday, June 15; rally at 8 a.m., hearing at 9 a.m.
Where: San Luis Obispo Superior Court, 1035 Palm St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93408
Wear: Blue, the color of water
Using the form on this page, RSVP to let us know that you'll be there to defend our water. If you have questions, please contact the Center's clean energy campaigner Ash Lauth.
We hope you can join us.