July 3, 2012 -- Celebrities and environmental leaders will gather for a national rally against fracking on July 28th in Washington, DC. The event, "Stop the Frack Attack," is proposing three demands for Congress: stop dangerous fracking, close seven legal loopholes that exempt the oil and gas industry from parts of the Safe Drinking Water, Clean Air, and Clean Water Acts, and implement a pathway towards 100% clean renewable energy.
Mark Ruffalo, Pete Seeger, Lois Gibbs, Bill McKibben, Ed Begley Jr., Ed Asner, Josh Fox, Gus Speth, Cornel West, Vandana Shiva, Holly Near, James Hansen, Dar Williams, Michael Kieschnick, Joe Uehlein, and Margot Kidder join over 100 organizations and community groups in their call to action.
"Fracking is proof our addiction to fossil fuels has gone too far," said Margot Kidder, "In the face of this kind of destruction, doing nothing is not an option. I'll be in DC on July 28th because I'm worried about the world my grandchildren will inherit without immediate action. We have to stop the destruction, and we have to do it now."
Fracking is a hot-button issue in swing states including PA, OH, CO, NM, NC, and MT. In New York, the fight against fracking spurred Governor Cuomo to ban the practice in much of the state, but "Fracktivists" continue to fight for a total ban.
Stop the Frack Attack will be a national mobilization on the West Lawn of the Capitol on July 28th, 2012.