The Shale Gas Outrage Water Drive and Freedom from Fracking Conference; September 24th-26th!
Join us for The SHALE GAS OUTRAGE WATER DRIVE &
the third annual FREEDOM FROM FRACKING Conference!
September 24th – 26th in Center City Philadelphia!
- WATER DRIVE!
- Where: Arch St. United Methodist Church (in plain view of the Pennsylvania Convention Center), 55 N Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.
- When: September 24 at noon until September 26th at noon
- – Please bring one-gallon jugs of clean drinking water to Arch Street Methodist Church (corner of Broad and Arch, 55 N Broad Street, Philadelphia) so that we can take care of some of the families impacted by fracking. We can’t do an air drive — no one can replace air! — but we can help with badly needed water if you bring in the water or donate funds now.
- – The Protecting Our Waters Emergency Water Fund link is here if you want to donate right away. There is no overhead, and your donation is tax-free (unless you indicate that you don’t need it to be).
– 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.
*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.
- Where: American Friends Service Center, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA
- When: September 26, 1:00 pm for a light lunch provided by Weavers Way and informal networking with fellow activists, followed by the Conference at 2:00 pm through 8:00 pm. Get the complete lowdown by registering today. For more information go to: http://shalegasoutrage.wordpress.com/
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