Tuesday, 17 July 2012 23:06

Latest Update on Fracking

The upcoming Stop the Frack Attack rally will include four days of activism in Washington, DC, culminating in a July 28 rally on Capitol Hill against the environmentally hazardous practice of hydraulic fracking. Learn how you for how you can join us at the rally.

Fracking is the process to release natural gas held in rock formations deep within the earth and requires blasting open fissures in the rock with injections of chemically treated water and sand, resulting in millions of gallons of poisoned wastewater per blast.

According to the Endocrine Disruption Network, 25 percent of the chemicals used in fracking can cause cancer, and fifty percent can affect the immune, cardiovascular, and nervous systems. Fracking is poisoning our land and water and may be causing earthquakes as well.

"We want to stop this dirty and dangerous form of natural-gas extraction now, before it wreaks more havoc on communities all across the country," says Executive Director Alisa Gravitz.

If you're able to join the Capitol Hill rally on July 28, contact our Policy Director Fran Teplitz at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information on how you can meet up with a group of Green Americans attending the rally together.

To add your voice to those saying "no" to fracking, check out StopTheFrackAttack.org.

Read Green America's Op-Ed on Fracking »

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