Starting Date: 09-07-2011
Ending Date: 09-08-2011
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
United StatesShale Gas Industry Converges On Philadelphia
The Marcellus Shale Coalition, a powerful gas industry lobbying group, is staging a major conference in Philadelphia on Sept. 7th and 8th. CEOs from Chesapeake Energy, Range Resources, and CONSOL are confirmed participants, along with other irresponsible gas drilling giants. Dubbed “Shale Gas Insight,” this is not only a key trade show for the industry, but also an expression of its political muscle. Former PA governor and U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, now a paid gas industry “advisor,” will deliver the keynote. Current Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett will also appear along with other pro-fracking politicians.
Stand For Clean Air, Water and Earth — and Human Health
The widespread and broad-based movement of resistance against shale gas drilling will take a stand in our nation’s birthplace this September.
We will show our political strength on September 7th with a HUGE RALLY IN PHILADELPHIA AGAINST DIRTY DRILLING, demanding swift action to stop this public health and environmental disaster.
On September 8th we’ll hold a conference of our own to propel this popular movement forward.
These “Shale Gas Outrage” days of action will feature:
• Affected families, movement leaders, experts, and entertainers
• An interfaith ceremony blessing all endangered rivers and watersheds
• A free concert on the banks of the Delaware River
For those of you looking to go “above and beyond” this call to action there will be ample opportunity for independent nonviolent actions to confront the industry and inspire the public.
Geographical Scope: State