Frack Free Nation, Inc.
For Immediate Release: March 31, 2015
Energize Democracy Climate Justice Rally & Action Earth Day 2015
4/22/15 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. West Capitol Lawn – The Capitol, Albany, NY
On Earth Day 2015, Wednesday, April 22nd, Frack Free Nation
, partnering with The Earth Day Network
will host The Energize Democracy Climate Justice Rally and Action. at West Capitol Park, Albany, NY(PERMIT APPLIED FOR). This action is endorsed by over two dozen grassroots organizations from many current social justice movements representing Tens of thousands of people from across the nation.
Frack Free Nation is inviting the public to come out and celebrate Mother Earth by Standing Up for Mother Earth. The day will be family friendly, and filled with science, innovation, education, as well as activists and “solutionist” voices. Along with education, there will be many genres of socially conscious music, guerrila theater, and meaningful actions. The rally will be part of Earth Day Network’s Billion Acts of Green
program and will also be a part of a Global Conversation on Sustainability involving elected officials and leaders who will be present.
It is unclear whether NYS has an actual “ban” on fracking
in place after the governor’s announcement in December 2014. If there is a ban, it only appear to apply to wells using 300,000 gallons or more of frack fluid. NYS is still being fracked by Fossil Fuel infrastructure. Frack Free Nation, was not one of the organizations saying a non authentic “Thank You” to Governor Cuomo at the State of The State address. Instead, Frack Free Nation leader, Abram Loeb, chose to participate in civil disobedience in solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter, resulting in his arrest.
“No, I could not Celebrate while we’re still being Fracked, and injustices are plenty if your skin is Red, Brown, or Black,” Loeb said.
NYS is still being fracked by Fossil Fuel infrastructure. Frack Free Nation is calling out across the nation and is gathering support from across the northeast and midwest. We expect thousands who are working to stop pipelines, LNG export, storage of radioactive fracked methane gas, gas fire electrical power generation, as well as those working to stop bakken oil bomb trains to unite with many other voices in calling for an end to the fossil fuel and nuclear energy paradigm. Earth Day 2015 will be a Day of Global Action to send a powerful message to the Nation and all our World Leaders:
“It’s a Crime to Poison Us: End all Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Energy– Renewables Now!”
Under the EPA’s Clean Air Plan
, Governor Andrew Cuomo and all The Nation’s governors each have a decision to make this year that will affect our air, water, farms, foodshed and a sustainable climate for generations to come. The EPA suggests Governors meet its carbon limits by building 300 new Gas Fired Electrical Generation facilities which ignore Methane release. The fact that methane is 300 times more potent as a greenhouse gas, proves that this is an irresponsible decision and would lock the nation into 30 years of Fracking. Frack Free Nation proposes a massive green jobs program with just transition to incorporate 100% renewable, clean emission free community owned power as per Mark Jacobson’s Solutions Project
. The Technology is available. “We just need a political climate change,” said Abram Loeb.
Governor Cuomo could bring good paying green jobs back to our ailing Southern Tier, Central, and Western NY economies, and could lead the nation in the renewable revolution by setting an example for the rest of our elected officials to follow. This could also have a great impact on theParis Climate talks coming in November, 2015
Frack Free Nation is also calling for a BAN on GMO’s and Toxic Pesticides and working against any privatization of our water resources as had been recently proposed in Woodstock, NY with Niagara Bottling Co. and as NJ Governor Christie just did.
Peaceful Direct Action (civil disobedience) is planned away from the peaceful (and legal), but powerful rally in West Capitol Park as part of a strategy to let our Governor know we are serious about blocking pipelines, bomb trains and other fossil fuel infrastructure.
The Haudenosaunee(Six Nations) and other Indigenous peoples will be an important part of the celebration and actions. Native Women will speak on Environmental Racism and the need for healing between the races and our relationship to Mother Earth. An Idle No More Round Dance is planned as part of the actions of unity.
“On Earth Day we will encompass many related issues affecting the sustainability of a healthy earth community. We will have speakers to expose many related issues, including-War & Peace, Environmental Racism, Native and Women’s rights, GMO’s, factory farming and pesticide use, aerosol spraying and Geo engineering, and the very root – A Corporate take over of our government – money in politics, and Secret Trade deals like TPP, TiPP, and TiSA
, that threaten to take away all our sovereignty and destroy ability for public dissent. These trade bills even allow for privatization of our WATER. Protecting our water is essential for all life,” Said Frack Free Nation Founder, Abram Loeb.
“We encourage you to be a part of creating the day’s activities. You may decide on your level of participation including your own individual involvement or group action during the rally. Grassroots organizations and green businesses are encouraged to table information. The public can come celebrate Earth Day 2015, and call for a shift away from corporate intrusion, and towards energizing our democracy with community owned power, and a healthier future for all living beings, ” said, Abram Loeb
Bring The Children – Take them out of school for one educational beautiful spring day, and witness history in the making, at what is envisioned to be the largest CLIMATE JUSTICE RALLY ever to hit ALBANY, NY
More Info TBA
For more information about our message, please visit our website www.FrackFreeNation.org
. There, you have an opportunity to take the “frack free pledge” as well as to sign on as an individual or organization for Earth Day 2015.
LIST of SIGN ONS – Earth Day 2015
Warriors Everywhere Unite for Mother Earth (W.E.UNITE4M.E.) – Tamra Cook
Citizens for Clean Water – Vera Scroggins
– Susquehanna, PA
Friends for Environmental Justice – Elaine Tanner
– Ohio, Kentucky coal fields
Black And Indian Alliance
Western Broome Environmental Stakeholder Coalition — James Little