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Friday, August 23, 2013

Fracking Protesters Banding Together to Send Message to Obama

From EcoWatch:
Yesterday, a coalition of 276 environmental and consumer organizations including Americans Against Fracking350.orgBerks Gas TruthCenter for Biological DiversityCREDO Action,Democracy for AmericaEnvironmental ActionDaily KosFood & Water WatchMoveOn,Progressive Democrats of AmericaThe Post Carbon Institute and United For Action delivered to President Obama and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) nearly 650,000 public comments asking the federal government to ban hydraulic fracturing—fracking—on public lands.
This development amplifies the message sent by the 7,800 people who called the White House yesterday, urging President Obama to protect communities and their resources from the negative effects of fracking. The deadline for submitting public comments to the federal government regarding drilling and fracking on federal lands is today, Aug. 23.
“By allowing fracking on public lands, the BLM is participating in a form of legalized corruption that pollutes our democracy and undermines the national interest,” said actor and advocate Daryl Hannah.
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