Tomorrow: Wed. May 15: Debate begins in Appropriations
A few weeks ago the "BLOOM BILL" or AB 1301 - authored by Assemblymember Richard Bloom that calls for a moratorium on fracking until regulations are in place and require review of the potential environment impacts of the controversial well completion process - made it through the Natural Resources Committee. Now it heads to the Assembly Appropriations Committee, and debate begins tomorrow, May 15. This committee deals with things that cost money, and it may be a tight debate.
Residents of California: Call any Committee member and let them know where you stand on this bill.
PLEASE CALL BEFORE WEDNESDAY, MAY 15.
1. Speaker of the Assembly, Assemblymember John Pérez, (916) 319-2053
2. Chair of the Appropriations Committee, Assemblymember Mike Gatto, (916) 319-2043
The potential swing votes are noted in bold. It's great to call YOUR REPRESENTATIVES but you can also call any and/or all of the committee members.
Raul Bocanegra Dem - 39 (916) 319-2039
(Arleta, North Valley, Sun Valley)
Steven Bradford Dem - 62 (916) 319-2062
(Inglewood, Hawthorne, El Segundo)
Ian C. Calderon Dem - 52 (916) 319-2057
(City of Industry, Whittier, Hacienda Heights, southeast of LA)
Susan Talamantes Eggman Dem - 13 (916) 319-2013
Isadore Hall, III Dem - 64 (916) 319-2064
Diane L. Harkey (Vice Chair) Rep - 73 (916) 319-2005
Nora Campos Dem - 27 (916) 319-2027
Tim Donnelly Rep - 23 ( 916) 319-2033
Jimmy Gomez Dem - 51 (916) 319-2051
Chris R. Holden Dem - 41 (916) 319-2041
Eric Linder Rep - 60 (916) 319-2060
Richard Pan Dem - 09 (916) 319-2009
Bill Quirk Dem - 20 (916) 319-2020
Donald P. Wagner Rep - 68 (916) 319-2068
Shirley N. Weber Dem - 79 (916) 319-2079
Franklin E. Bigelow Rep - 05 (916) 319-2005
Many environmental groups are giving an email push today to get voters active on this issue. The Organic Consumers Association is sending out an email urging supporters of AB 1303 to call and voice support, while industry reps are saying the legislature is jumping the gun and should let the state regulatory agency - DOGGR - complete the process that is currently underway to enact rules regarding fracking.