Californians Against FrackingThe following is a guest post by former Global Exchange intern Nica Constante:

On May 30th 2013, Californians (including some Global Exchange staff and interns) gathered in front of San Francisco City Hall to express our strong sentiment against hydraulic fracturing, better known as “fracking”.

Communities across the state have become increasingly aware of the dire consequences fracking imposes upon the environment. So we Californians took a stand, let our voices be heard, and made sure to tell the State Department that communities have the power to say “NO!” to fracking.

Global Exchange helps support communities to ban hydraulic fracturing. We work with concerned citizens from communities including Culver City, Santa Barbara, Goleta, Morro Bay, SLO, Atascadero, Arroyo Grande, and Pismo Beach to pass local laws that assert their rights to ban fracking within their respective localities.

It is important to spread the word about the destructive effects of fracking, which ultimately endangers the safety of our environment and people, and we are not alone in our commitment to ban fracking; a national movement is happening!

Ban FrackingAt the May 30th  rally, we witnessed the coming together of Californians Against Fracking.  We are proud to have seen an increasing number of concerned citizens who are taking action. In solidarity, we hope to spread the awareness of this issue and support more communities to ban fracking in their neighborhoods.

We are one in this fight to ban fracking.

Check out the Californians Against Fracking photos on Facebook from the May 30th action, and share them with your friends to help spread the word about this important issue and the dangers fracking represents in California and throughout the country.