Join us for Shale Gas Outrage September 24-26 in Center City Philadelphia. This year’s event will include a Water Drive and the Freedom from Fracking III Conference featuring our keynote speaker John Fenton!
What: We’ll be showing the gas industry conventioneers what some of the true costs of fracking entail – drinking water polluted by gas drilling that requires families throughout Pennsylvania to find water fit to drink. This personal toll on the people living in the path of fracking will be graphically contrasted with the industry’s high-life convention style as friends and neighbors bring jugs of water and donations to buy water. After the 48-hour water drive, we will send off the water deliveries to people who have to buy replacement water because gas development has ruined their water supply.
Where: Arch St. United Methodist Church (in plain view of the Pennsylvania Convention Center).
When: September 24 at noon until 10:30 on September 26
*The Water Drive is part of LOCAL STAND, a statewide campaign to bring clean drinking water to those who have lost theirs to the gas industry Visit bit.ly/localSTAND for more details.
Freedom from Fracking III Conference
What: After the send-off on the 26th we’ll gather at the Freedom from Fracking III Conference teach-in event with speakers, panels, and breakout sessions aimed at equipping all of us with tools to face these challenges. This is the place to come to educate, organize, and agitate!
The Conference theme is the True Cost of Fracking and will focus on the burdens of gas development in Pennsylvania and how we can get out from under them. Sessions will include:
- Understanding the economic costs of fracking
- Reports from people in impacted communities
- The crushing footprint of pipelines, compressors and other gas infrastructure
- Health effects of the frack attack and needed initiatives
- The need for a drilling moratorium and other action
- The gas industry in Philadelphia and the Delaware River’s port system – LNG and more
- The right to a clean environment
The conference is organized as a teach-in event with speakers, panels, and breakout sessions aimed at equipping all of us to face these challenges. This is the place to come to educate, organize, agitate!
Where: American Friends Service Center, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA
When: 1:00 pm for a light lunch, followed by the Conference at 2:00 pm through 8:00 pm.
How: Registration is OPEN and you can sign up now – it’s quick and easy, just go to this link to JOIN US in Philadelphia.