In Albany, the People Gather
Bill McKibben’s tweet says “Unbelievable crowd at Albany anti-fracking rally, just huge” — an exuberant message from a phenomenally serious guy. Crowd estimates have ranged upwards from 2000, well past double the organizers’ hope for 1000 participants. A dense crowd here is taking the Pledge of Resistance to fracking, at one of the large rally’s high moments, led by scientist and author Sandra Steingraber and United for Action organizer David Braun.
Another serious guy, Pennsylvania farmer Stephen Cleghorn, PhD, sent this photo of the crowd gathering early in the rally, with one sign among many proclaiming, “We will not be your guinea pigs”: