Media Advisory: Press Conference Morning of Shale Gas Outrage
September 19, 2012
Contacts: Iris Marie Bloom, Protecting Our Waters, 215-840-6489, email@example.com
Tracy Carluccio, Delaware Riverkeeper Network, 215-692-2329, firstname.lastname@example.org
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: http://shalegasoutrage.org/