To: The California State House, The California State Senate, and Governor Gavin Newsom
Keep our water clean! Ban fracking now!
Governor Jerry Brown, California Senate, and State Assembly Members,
My name is Siena and I am 9 years old. I know that fracking is dangerous. It can cause earthquakes; it can poison my food and water and maybe do other things we don't even know about yet. Fracking needs to be banned. We cannot trust the oil companies. Do you want your children and grandchildren to get cancer?
PLEASE MAKE IT STOP. Ban fracking in California NOW!
Why is this important?
My name is Siena and I am nine years old. My mom and I eat vegetables, and my mom says that eating them is good for us. It won't be if the ground they grow in or the water that helps them grow is poisoned by fracking. When people frack, they inject water, sand, and toxic chemicals into the ground. These chemicals can poison our water and our food.
Fracking can give my friends, my family, and other people that I don't even know cancer. I don't want to get cancer. Do you want to get cancer?
I don't want to drink fracking water. I don't want to eat fracking food.
Fracking can cause big earthquakes. These earthquakes can be deadly.
Right now, the people of California--and that includes you and me--don't know where or when the drillers are fracking, what chemicals they are using, and what pollutants they are releasing into the water and air that we drink and breathe.
A lot of big oil and gas companies don't care about that. They just care about making money. They want our governor to let them poison us and maybe cause earthquakes. Maybe they are so old that they don't care if they get sick or ruin the planet. But I do. I want to stay healthy and keep the earth healthy too. I'm only 9 years old.