Light 'Em Up and Slow 'Em Down Rally! Help us throw cold water on support for fracking in NC! Join Progress NC and our Sierra Club and NC Conservation Network allies on Tuesday, March 27th starting about 5:00 PM for a rally before a Chapel Hill town hall on fracking.
Fracking Rally & Town Hall
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
RALLY STARTS AT 5:00 PM * SIGN UP TO SPEAK AT 5:30 PM * TOWN HALL STARTS AT 6:30 PM
East Chapel Hill High School
RALLY WILL GATHER ON SIDEWALK IN FRONT OF THE SCHOOL
500 Weaver Dairy Rd. Chapel Hill, NC
More background after the jump on why NC has nothing to lose if we SLOW DOWN:
Lawmakers are on a path to ram approval of fracking through the General Assembly this year -- despite the fact that fracking in other states has polluted water supplies to the point where you can set tap water on fire right out of the tap.... fracking can divert the water table.... and the clean-up after fracking has led to earthquakes in Ohio.
Proponents say fracking will bring jobs to North Carolina but the oil and gas industry itself says economics mean they will likely not start fracking here for another ten years AND the jobs are highly specialized. Few, if any, North Carolinians are qualified for them.
What's the Rush?
Why are we barreling full speed ahead on fracking in NC when we could slow down, wait and see what happens in other states over the medium- to long-term and then make an intelligent decision based on the facts?
Attend this town hall and let lawmakers know where you stand on fracking