The following is reposted from www.croatanearthfirst.com
Raw Footage of the march (speeches towards middle):
NC Fracking Foes March in Raleigh (<—- Click to see Channel 5video)
Channel 17 News Coverage: Anti-Fracking Forces March
North Carolina Pledges Action Against Fracking:
Yesterday, May 19th, roughly 200 people gathered in Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina, to participate in a colorful march organized by Croatan Earth First! on Occupy Well Street’s Day of Action Against Extraction. Protesters marched through downtown with giant puppets, emulating earth spirits and elements, and arrived at the legislature where they plan to legalize fracking in the next coming months. After a talk about the importance of civil disobedience and direct action, hundreds of people recited a pledge of resistance outside the legislature promising to personally take action to stop hydraulic fracturing if it’s legalized. A sermon for the water was delivered as a coffin filled with water was presented to the legislature. A wide range of people and organizations participated in the march including Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League, Cumnock Preservation Association and Raleigh Occupy. Speeches were given by NC WARN, a representative of Red Hat, the Neuse Riverkeeper, W.A.L.L of Anson County, and Clean Water for North Carolina. Banners read, “No Jobs On A Dead Planet,” “Don’t Frack North Carolina – Earth First!,” and “We Can’t Drink Money.” Croatan Earth First! is planning to organize a direct action training camp in late summer to prepare if hydrofracking is legalized in the state.
UNC Seminar on Health Affects
SEMINAR TITLE: “Hydrofracking: Public Health Issues and Impacts”
SPEAKER: Trevor M. Penning, Ph.D. WHEN: Wednesday 23 May, 2012; 1:30 PM WHERE: Rosenau Auditorium (Room 133)
The UNC-CH Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility is pleased to announce the Seminar “Hydrofracking: Public Health Issues and Impacts”, to be presented by Trevor M. Penning, Ph.D. Dr. Penning is The Thelma Brown and Henry Charles Molinoff Professor of Pharmacology, Professor of Biochemistry& Biophysics and OB/GYN, and Director of the Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology at the University of Pennsylvania. His research is related to how polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) cause cancer in humans. Access to the live webcast of the seminar will be available on the UNC CEHS website. of Fracking.