“Stop the Frack Attack” Rally Scheduled
for Washington D. C.
What is expected to be the largest demonstration against fracking to date will take place on the West Lawn of the United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 28th.
The organizers, Concerned Citizens, are issuing a call to action “to demand an end to putting oil and gas drilling profits ahead of public health, clean water and air and the safety of our communities.”
Labeled “Stop the Frack Attack,” the rally will bring thousands to the nation’s capitol to demand greater government responsibility and corporate accountability for harm that existing oil and gas development causes.
The Anti-Fracking Demonstration Took Place as Scheduled
On Saturday, July 28th, more than 5,000 people rallied on the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington, DC, and then marched through the streets of DC as part of the Stop the Frack Attack Rally.
This was the first-ever national rally on fracking. “Fracking,” a violent process that dislodges gas deposits from shale rock formations, is known to contaminate drinking water, pollute the air, and cause earthquakes.
“Our call to action, in concert with over 130 other organizations, was to demand that no more drilling harm our public health, water and air,” said Deb Nardone, Director of the Sierra Club Beyond Natural Gas Campaign. “Elected officials and public agencies must put communities and the environment first, starting with removing special exemptions and subsidies for the oil and gas industry, while ushering in clean, renewable energy.