Rally to Stop Fracked Gas Exports at Cove Point and Beyond!


In just 3 days, people from across the Mid-Atlantic will be marching through the streets of Washington, DC to stop fracked gas exports at Cove Point. As my friend Bill McKibben said by video invitation,“It’s a doable, winnable fight -- if we show up.”

The gas industry's export plan is a fracking and climate disaster. The Cove Point facility, proposed on the Chesapeake Bay, would be the first on the East Coast to take gas from fracking wells across Appalachia, liquefy it, and ship it to Asia -- all at the carbon pollution equivalent of coal. With a decision pending from President Obama’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as early as this August, we need to show up -- in our biggest numbers yet. 

We’re all connected in this anti-fracking movement -- upstream, downstream, and everywhere in between. Just look at who’s coming to DC:

Karen Feridun is coming from Pennsylvania because gas exports at Cove Point will mean more fracking by companies like Cabot Oil & Gas -- and more communities facing spills, illnesses, and undrinkable water.

People are busing in from across Virginia, where neighbors are rising up to fight three new gas pipeline proposals that could cut across farms, parks, and even the George Washington National Forest.

Scientist Sandra Steingraber is coming from New York, where a recent court victory affirmed the rights of towns to ban fracking, because, “The only things Americans get from LNG exports are terrifying new health and safety threats, worsening climate instability, and higher heating bills -- all so that the gas industry can make bigger profits from fracking us.”

The bus will pick up at midnight July 13th arrive in Washington DC at Union Station around 8 or 9 am allowing for a break and to tour around Washington to enjoy the sights, sounds and more! (the meeting point both for the New York Contingent is @ 1245 on the corner of madison and 3rd Street NW and Madison Dr NW (West of the reflecting pool!) The rally begins at 1 pm on the national mall) We will leave at 5 after the rally and return by 12 am for Albany and before that at other stops along the way!

Thank You! Please get your tickets as soon as possible and if you cannot go please donate or buy a ticket for another person who cannot afford it! Help donate money so that we can make sure to pay the bus companies in full so that EVERYONE can get down there to Washington to say no to fracked gas exports, fracking, destroying the Environment, and more and yes to renewable, safe clean energy, divestment from fossil fuels, a sustainable future and more.

July 13, 2014 at 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
3rd St NW and Madison Dr NW
Washington, DC 20216
United States
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Daniel J. Helmer · · 845-235-6528
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PAUSE is a grassroots group of individuals who have come together to promote safe, sustainable energy and fight for environmental justice. We engage the greater public to stop the fossil fuel industry’s assault on the people of Albany and our environment.