Monday, July 30, 2012

Mainstream media ignores Saturday’s protests on anti-Fracking in nation’s capitol


Amazing how hard it is to find coverage about this anti-Fracking protest in Washington, DC. Couldn’t be that mainstream media is pro-Fracking could it? One has to wonder in these days of a medium, the news medium, which is allegedly starving for money, why they would ignore a major rally in our nation’s capital on a major issue, like Fracking, with major speakers speaking:

Rally speakers included, Bill McKibben, co-founder of; Josh Fox, producer of Gasland; Calvin Tillman, former mayor of Dish, Texas; Allison Chin, board president of the Sierra Club, and community members from swing states affected by fracking. (June 28, 2012) EcoWatch

How much fossil-fuel industry money is flowing into mainstream media? Fracking could change New York State’s environment permanently and not is a good way, but the media is mostly mum. We are about to make the biggest decision in New York State’s environmental history in hundreds of years and the media cannot bother to give the public full coverage on this issue.

So, we have to go to our other options on the Internet to get the news we need to know. One option is to go here to see all the photos that participants sent out to the world about their protest, probably figuring that mainstream media would be too busy that day to cover a protest about an important matter in our nation’s capitol: protest Fracking Saturday, July 28 Washington dc - Google Search

Here are the stories I was able to find on Saturday’s rally in Washington, DC.

  • Fracking Protest Draws Thousands To DC On Saturday July 28th nearly 5,000 people gathered to protest fracking regulations and advocate for safer, cleaner, better methods of protecting our citizenry and environment from natural gas procurement. Photographer, Paul Perrin, documented the event which included celebrities: Mark Ruffalo, Pete Seeger, Ed Begley Jr, Margot Kidder, Dar Williams, Lois Gibbs, Gus Speth, Ed Asner, and Holly Near as well as activists: Bill McKibben, Josh Fox, Cornell West, Vandana Shiva, and James Hansen. (July 29, 2012) Addicting Info
  • 5,000 People Unite in DC to Protest Fracking More than 5,000 people from all over the nation, and various parts of the world including Australia, united today on the West lawn of the U.S. Capitol demanding Congress take immediate action to stop fracking. After the rally that began at 2 p.m., rally participants marched for more than one hour, stopping at the headquarters of the America’s Natural Gas Alliance and American Petroleum Institute. People impacted by fracking in their communities joined forces with 136 local and national organizations to call on Congress to Stop the Frack Attack and protect Americans from the dangerous impacts of fracking.  (July 28, 2012) EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement

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