Thousands Join Hundreds Of #GlobalFrackDown Protests

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The Global Frackdown involved thousands of people in hundreds of actions across the country urging an end to fracking for methane gas. Fracking has become a major problem in the United States under the mis-leadership of both political parties and the ‘all of the above’ energy strategy put forward by President Obama. Obama has reduced the use of coal by expanding the use of fracking. There is a major week of actions beginning on November 1 — Beyond Extreme Energy — that we urge you to participate in.

Here is how RT, the only mass media outlet to cover the event, described the global day of actions:

Marching across the world to inspire actions on the ecological crisis, thousands of anti-fracking activists in over a dozen countries united against what they call dirty energy technology, which contaminates groundwater and causes health problems.

Over 250 events across all continents are taking place as part of the Global Frackdown day, organized to target fracking, a technique used to extract hydrocarbons by pumping pressurized chemicals underground.

Organized by Food & Water Watch in coalition with hundreds of groups worldwide, activists mobilized all forces in an effort to protect air, water, climate and communities from fracking. Ahead of the international action day, the environmentalist coalition sent a letter urging the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, to reject fracking as a part of the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative.

If you care about fracking, please forward this story widely so the citizen’s media can make-up for the failure of the mass corporate media.