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San Benito County Residents Halfway to Signature Goal for Fracking Ban Ballot Initiative
Alex Darocy
Community members in San Benito are hoping they will be the first "frontline" county in California to ban fracking and other methods of extreme oil and gas extraction. Since late March, volunteers across the county have begun collecting signatures for a fracking ban initiative they hope to have on the 2014 ballot in November. Progress is moving quickly: after only two weeks of collecting signatures, the organization San Benito Rising announced they are nearly halfway through their drive. [Top photo: Signature gatherers being trained at the Hollister Public Library. All photos courtesy of San Benito Rising.]

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