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Media Advisory: Shale Gas Outrage to Expose the True Cost of Fracking

September 13, 2013

MEDIA ADVISORY

Contact: 

Tracy Carluccio, Delaware Riverkeeper Network, 215.692.2329
Iris Marie Bloom, Protecting Our Waters, 215.840.6489
Karen Feridun, Berks Gas Truth, 610.678.7726
Adam Garber, PennEnvironment, 267.515.1220

SHALE GAS OUTRAGE TO EXPOSE THE TRUE COST OF FRACKING WITH WATER DRIVE AND CONFERENCE

PRESS CONFERENCE Thursday, September 26th 2013

When: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM including speakers, Q and A, Water Drive send-off
Where: Arch Street Methodist Church, 55 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia PA 19107

SHALE GAS OUTRAGE WATER DRIVE, SEPT. 24th – 26th

While shale industry insiders and public officials meet inside the Philadelphia Convention Center from September 24th through September 26th, anti-fracking organizations will be outside collecting jugs of water and cash contributions to purchase water for Pennsylvanians whose water was damaged by drilling operations.

Where: Arch St. United Methodist Church, Philadelphia, PA 19107
When: Starts September 24th at 12pm; concludes on September 26th at 10:30am when the water is sent to impacted Pennsylvanians
Visuals: Donated water jugs marked with messages from donors; signs, banners, volunteers loading water onto a truck, residents impacted by fracking

FREEDOM FROM FRACKING CONFERENCE, SEPT. 26th

The conference theme is the True Cost of Fracking. Panels and keynotes will focus on the toxic impacts of shale gas development in Pennsylvania and beyond, and how we can stop it.

Where: Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
When: 2 p.m. to 8 PM on Thursday, September 26th

Keynote speaker: John Fenton is a Pavillion, Wyoming farmer and rancher whose water was impacted by fracking. The impacts on his land and life were poignantly captured by director Josh Fox in his Gasland documentaries. Fenton will advocate for the EPA’s investigation into water contamination in Pavillion, abruptly stopped earlier this year, to be reopened.

Conference sessions will include:

  • Understanding the economic costs of fracking
  • Health impacts of fracking
  • Reports from people in impacted communities
  • Air, climate, & health impacts of shale gas infrastructure and possible solutions
  • The need for a drilling moratorium and other action
  • The gas and oil industry in Philadelphia and the Delaware River’s port system – LNG, CNG, Mariner East, Bakken Shale oil, fighting PGW privatization, and more

Organizers of both events:

DELAWARE RIVERKEEPER NETWORK * PROTECTING OUR WATERS * PENNENVIRONMENT * CLEAN AIR COUNCIL * BERKS GAS TRUTH

To see the list of over 40 endorsing organizations, Freedom from Fracking Conference Schedule, and more, go to: shalegasoutrage.wordpress.com

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