Activists Shut Down Pennsylvania Forest Fracking Well - Connect Dots to “beginnings of a national rebellion against extractive industry”
About 40 protestors this Sunday set up a blockade in the Pennsylvania Moshannon State Forest, effectively shutting down a fracking well that was just getting started. What’s remarkable isn’t just these activists’ pluck and gumption, but the way they articulated how this action was part of a new wave of resistance. This is the best articulation we’ve seen thus far:
“The upcoming months show the beginnings of a national rebellion against extractive industry across the board.
On July 28, anti-frackers from across the nation will gather in Washington D.C. for ‘Stop the Frack Attack,’ the largest mobilization against fracking ever.
In West Virginia, Appalachians and allies will stand together at the ‘Mountain Mobilization’ and shut down an active strip mine the last week of July.
In Montana, the ‘Coal Export Action’, a ten-day campaign of civil disobedience at the beginning of August will target coal shipments from strip mines in the Powder River Basin, overseas.
And later in the month, Texas residents have called for the ‘Tar Sands Blockade’ to block the recently approved southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline.”
Read more about the action on NPR & the Marcellus EarthFirst! website.
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