Group turns in signatures for anti-fracking measure in SLO County

Posted at 5:48 PM, May 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-01 20:48:27-04

Representatives of a local coalition presented a petition to the county clerk on Tuesday to get an anti-fracking initiative on the November ballot.      

Members of the Coalition to Protect San Luis Obispo County say they’ve collected 20,000 signatures in support of a fracking ban. On top of banning fracking and new oil wells, it would amend the county’s general plan to limit expansion of oil fields in unincorporated areas.    

"This was the most direct way to go, right to the people, get it on the ballot, and then the people vote," said Charles Varni, Co-Chair of the Coalition to Protect San Luis Obispo County.

300 volunteers circulated the initiative over a 9-week period and gathered all the signatures.