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The fracking industry is gathering once again in Philadelphia for their annual industry conference and, once again, Shale Gas Outrage will bring together thousands of protestors from several states to tell them to Stop Fracking Now! Shale Gas Outrage 2012 will be held on September 20th and 21st. The main events are the rally on the 20th outside the Convention Center where the industry hold their meetings and the march that follows. Last year’s rally was the biggest U.S. rally We expect Shale Gas Outrage 2012 to be at least twice as big as last year’s rally.

The rally and march are just two of the events scheduled. A press conference and Blessing of the Waters, an interfaith service, are also scheduled for the 20th. On the 21st Physicians for Social Responsibility has invited the public to attend a morning conference on Health and Gas Drilling. We will be holding an afternoon conference for organizers called Freedom from Fracking 2012. The full schedule of events is on our homepage.

Shale Gas Outrage is spearheaded by Protecting Our Waters, a Philadelphia-based group committed to protecting the Delaware River Basin, the state of Pennsylvania, and our region from unconventional gas drilling.

The members of this year’s steering committee are:

Protecting Our Waters
Berks Gas Truth
Clean Air Council
Clean Water Action
Delaware Riverkeeper Network
Food & Water Watch
Gas Truth of Central PA
Marcellus Outreach Butler
Marcellus Protest
New Yorkers Against Fracking
Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Water and Air
The Shalom Center
United for Action

If your group would like to endorse this year’s rally endorse here.

See our Affirmation of Active Nonviolence And Code of Conduct for Shale Gas Outrage 2012.

Shale Gas Outrage 2012 is organized and supported by the following broad cross-section of groups concerned about the adverse impacts of shale development.

Endorsing Organizations

Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy
Catskill Mountainkeeper
Clean Air Council
Clean Water Action
Chesapeake Climate Action Network, MD
CREDO
Delaware Riverkeeper Network
Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT)
Earthworks
Essex/Passaic Greens
Food & Water Watch
Frack Action
Fracking Truth Alliance
Gas Truth of Berks County
GAS TRUTH of Central PA
Grassroots Coalition for Environmental and Economic Justice
Green Party of Philadelphia
Greenpeace
Labor Working Group of Occupy Philly
Lehigh Valley Gas Truth
Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper
Marcellus Outreach Butler
Marcellus Protest
No Fracking WAy
PennEnvironment
Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Water and Air
Pennsylvania Federation BMWED – IBT
Philly Against War
Protecting Our Waters
Public Citizen
Rainforest Action Network
Safe Water Society
Sane Energy Project
Shaleshock Action Alliance
Sierra Club
Sisters of St. Joseph Earth Center
Sonnewald Natural Foods
South Hills Area Against Dangerous Drilling (SHAADD)
Swarthmore Frack Action
The Penn Community Against Mountaintop Removal
The Shalom Center
United for Action
United Sludge Free Alliance
Upper Burrell CAMP (Citizens Against Marcellus Pollution)
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom – Phila/Delco Branch

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