Newsletter #61- 2016- Going, Going Gone-Welcome 2017

Newsletter #61- 2016- Going, Going Gone-Welcome 2017


It happens every year at this time – out with the old -in with the new. Going, Going, Gone is a Bob Dylan song and in it he sings,

Grandma said, “Boy, go and follow your heart
And you’ll be fine at the end of the line
All that’s gold isn’t meant to shine
Don’t you and your one true love ever part”

Grandmas always seem to know just the right things to say.

So let me just say this. We are family. And we have been through a lot these past 5 years fighting the good fight keeping our home and hearth safe and sound. Every person made a difference.

And now is the time to take a moment and say thank you all for being here.

In the spirit of celebration of our time together caring and loving our precious and sacred air and water here in SLO County a grove of 25 pine, fir or cedar trees will be planted in the Tahoe National forest. And long after we are pushing up daisies these spirit trees will still be reaching for the stars.

I have attached the certificate and changed one thing. I crossed out “group” and wrote in family. We are more than a group.

I have a feeling this coming year we are going to be celebrating our biggest family reunion ever.

Grandmas know these things. This coming year is all about us. It is all about what we do, when we do it and how we do it and that is going to get the job done. It is all about us.

Bring it on 2017 we are ready to be showered with your abundance of peace love and joy Clean air and water and fossil fuel free.

This is a nice little recap of all the good things that happened in the world in 2016 when people did the doing.  We are history in the making starting today
99 reasons why 2016 was a great year.

And making it an even 100 Standing Rock!!!!!




Happy New Year 2017















What are we waiting for? EPA confirms: Fracking contaminates the water.


Just to be clear. Let’s define Fracking.  Fracking is ANY injection of toxic waste by products into the subterranean soil.

This definition provided  by the inventor of fracking,  Halliburton. They hold exclusive rights as the original owner and inventor and bears the U.S. seal of approval.

Unearthed articles from the 1960s detail how nuclear waste was buried beneath the Earth’s surface by Halliburton & Co. for decades as a means of disposing the by-products of post-World War II atomic energy production. This process dubbed fracking is Halliburton’s claim to fame.

It is a trademark process allowing U.S. industries to inject slurries of toxic, carcinogenic, lethal, hazardous, deadly, compounds deep beneath the planet’s surface — as a means of “see no evil” waste disposal.

EPA exemption for Arroyo Grande Aquifer does not permit the disposal of toxic waste into our backyard.  Exemptions are not an approval process. They are an identity process only. Sentinel still has to get permission from the people of San Luis Obispo to dispose of that toxic waste in the unincorporated areas of SLO County. We can still refuse to permit exempt companies from dumping their waste in our aquifer for no other reason than because we can. It is our right to first refusal.

There is no escaping the fact that Halliburton invented this process, or doubt of what the intent and purpose of fracking is.  The facts are documented.  Toxic Waste disposal by lethal injection.

The Federal government with full knowledge partnered up with Halliburton and made fracking an official toxic waste disposal method with the clear intent of covering up the disposal of known to cause cancer  chemicals and other chronic illness causing chemicals.

And instead of protecting the public from hazardous waste the official policy was that fracking, the Subterranean waste disposal, is a cornerstone of the nation’s economy, relied on by the pharmaceutical, agricultural and chemical industries. It’s also critical to a future less dependent on foreign oil: Hydraulic fracturing, “clean coal” technologies, nuclear fuel production and carbon storage (the keystone of the strategy to address climate change) all count on pushing waste into rock formations below the earth’s surface.

Official statements promising it will be safe for a million years was a bold face lie. Halliburton and the government knew toxic leaks and water contamination were inevitable and unpreventable in our lifetime. This knowledge necessitated the Halliburton Loophole and all the exemptions to all the health and safety laws this trademark process was going to violate.  The exemptions prove prior knowledge of wrongdoing and harm. The loopholes are an admission of guilt to contamination of our air, water and soil by designated, well documented offender and benefactor of the exemptions,  the fossil fuel industry.

Engineer Mario Salazar, who worked as a technical expert for 25 years with the EPA’s underground injection program in Washington, told ProPublica’s Abrahm Lustgarten:

“In 10 to 100 years we are going to find out that most of our groundwater is polluted. A lot of people are going to get sick, and a lot of people may die.”  Ten years is here and our groundwater is polluted and people are sick and dying from contaminated groundwater.

So, just to be clear.  What is going on in Price Canyon is fracking.  And, this report is confirmation that fracking contaminates the water, the air and the soil. Proves fracking does not have one single environmental or humanitarian benefit.   And no amount of exemptions or immunity will change that fact.  The fact is exemptions, Halliburton Loophole, bar us from the right to equal protection under the law and perpetuates the fraud that it is safe.

No exemption can make fracking safe. The very presence of an exemption is an admission of non compliance  to safety and health laws.  Exemptions are a  crime we do not have to live with.  Just say NO.

Fourth Edition November 17, 2016 to our Board of Supervisors which proves beyond a reasonable doubt that Fracking is a clear and present danger to our safety, health and well-being calling for the Board to immediately revoke the pending permit to expand fracking in Price Canyon and order an emergency cease and desist of the toxic waste disposal in our backyard.  I invite everyone to do the same.

With this information in their possession the Board cannot deny knowledge that fracking is a threat to our lives and livelihood.  These reports are conclusive and substantive. There is nothing the oil industry can say or do, short of compliance with the law, that is going to change the fact it is unsafe and we don’t want it.  With this information there is absolutely no reason for any more delays, studies, data, reports or hearings on the subject. We have everything we need to know to do what we need to do. Stop the frack attack in our backyard.

Our lives and livelihood are in danger now and the fracking must stop now.

Water is life and Fracking kills it.

This is our Standing Rock.   Demand our Board act now and revoke the permit and order an emergency cease and desist on the exempted Price Canyon toxic waste disposal site.

We have been very understanding and patient. We have been  jumping through hoops, hearings, reports, data, reviews for 5 years.  Everything we have been saying and reasons to deny Price Canyon dumping privileges  is finally confirmed.  Enough is enough.  This is it.  There is absolutely no justification or reason why we must live one more day in fear of contamination of our air and water.

Here is the Board’s contact info.

1    Frank Mecham

2     Bruce Gibson

3     Adam Hill

4     Lynn Compton

5     Debbie Arnold

Would not hurt to contact the County Health Commission and ask them to contact the Board of Supervisors calling for a revocation of the Price Canyon permit and emergency cease and desist.
Chair and Members County Health Commission


Same for Water Resources Advisory Committee, WRAC
Sue Luft WRAC Chairperson



It is impossible until it is done. Nelson Mandela.