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Power Shift 2013

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By Lauren Pagel

October 22, 2013

This weekend, Earthworks Eastern Program Coordinator, Nadia, and I attended Power Shift, a gathering of thousands of students and young people dedicated to fighting dirty energy and promoting a just transition to a clean energy future.

Over 6,000 people gathered in Pittsburgh, PA for 3 days of inspiration and education, followed by a march through the streets calling for an end to our dependence on fossil fuels. Fracking was a huge part of the discussion at Power Shift this weekend, with many impacted community members profiled as part of panel discussions and events.

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Tagged with: fracking, epa, health, stop the frack attack


One Million Strong: Protect our Public Lands from Fracking

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By Lauren Pagel

August 23, 2013

Americans have spoken, and they want the Obama administration to work for the people, not the oil and gas industry.

Today, over 1 million public comments are being delivered to the Bureau of Land Management – the agency that oversees 750 million acres of public lands and minerals. The BLM has been hard at work writing new rules to govern fracking underneath Tribal lands, National Forests, Wildlife Refuges and other special places, beneath more than 50 million acres of privately-owned land, and the drinking water sources for millions of Americans.

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