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Media Advisory: Press Conference Morning of Shale Gas Outrage

September 19, 2012

Media Advisory

September 19, 2012
Contacts: Iris Marie Bloom, Protecting Our Waters, 215-840-6489,

Tracy Carluccio, Delaware Riverkeeper Network, 215-692-2329,

Why Shale Gas Outrage?

Residents and experts explain why thousands will protest in Philadelphia on Sept. 20th

The press conference will include: people who live with shale gas drilling in their region and will testify to the impacts on their lives, their communities and their family’s health; activists and organizers; experts in ecology and environmental engineering.  Opportunity for questions to the speakers and informal interviews will be provided.

What:  Press Conference presented by Shale Gas Outrage organizers

When:  10:00 am – 11:00 am, Thursday September 20, preceding Shale Gas Outrage Rally

Where:  Arch Street Methodist Church, Broad and Arch Sts., Phila. 19107

Who: Carolyn Knapp and Carol French, Bradford County PA farmers

Craig Stevens, Sixth Generation Land Owner, Susquehanna County, PA

Mary Rodriguez, Nurse, Luzerne County, PA

Tammy and Madison Manning, residents with polluted water, Susquehanna County, PA

Tracy Carluccio, Deputy Director, Delaware Riverkeeper Network

Francis Vanek, Senior Lecturer, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell U.

Josh Fox, activist, award-winning documentary filmmaker “Gasland”

Kevin Heatley, professional restoration ecologist, resident of Lycoming County, PA

At this morning press conference Shale Gas Outrage will explain why the public is insisting that Pennsylvania and other shale regions must STOP FRACKING NOW and why it should be prevented from starting everywhere else. Thousands will rally from noon to 2:00 pm to protest the industry’s lobby group Marcellus Shale Coalition who will be meeting in the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Expressing the energy of the growing movement against fracking, the crowd will then march the streets of Philadelphia from 2:00 to 3:00 pm.

For the full schedule and details and a list of endorsers:

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