When: Wednesday, September 7, Noon – 2 PM (March follows until 3 p.m.)
Where: Center City Philadelphia, Arch St., between Broad & 13th Streets; In front of the Pennsylvania Convention Center
Why: Maximizing the sheer numbers attending this rally on September 7th will show a broad-based popular movement that will not tolerate contamination of our air, water, and earth by dirty drilling, or the corruption of our politicians by industry money. We will demand that not one more family be poisoned by fracking and shale gas extraction.
Speaking: Josh Fox, Director of the Oscar-nominated “Gasland;” Craig & Julie Sautner, Dimock, PA; Doug Shields; Pittsburgh City Council President, Blondell Reynolds Brown, Philadelphia City Councilwoman; Curtis Jones, Philadelphia City Councilman; Al Appleton, water systems expert; Tracy Carluccio, Delaware Riverkeeper Network; Jim Walsh, Food and Water Watch; David Braun, United for Action, among many others.
The fracking industry’s top level executives will be plotting to expand their poisonous operations from New York to Virginia. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and former governors Tom Ridge and Ed Rendell will be all be speaking in support of the industry. Dubbed “Shale Gas Insight,” this is not only a key trade show for the industry, but also a brazen expression of its political muscle. We will show that the people stand united in rejecting shale gas in our energy future.
Visit ShaleGasOutrage.org for more information and transportation/housing details.