The Effects of Oil and Gas on California’s Communities

From inciting short-term illnesses like nosebleeds, to increasing risks for long-term illnesses like breast cancer, fracking and other forms of extreme extraction continue to endanger the health of communities across the country.

In California, the country’s third largest oil-producing state, the situation is especially dire—extraction operations take place just feet away from where people live and where children play.

Below is a recording of a public forum we co-hosted about the health impacts of extreme oil and gas extraction. Speakers include individuals from impacted communities, health professionals and scientists.