Thousands to March On Pittsburgh To Confront Corporate Polluters & Demand Green Economy
Dimock, PA and Wyoming Residents Lead Call On President Obama & EPA To Take Real Action On Fracking, Re-Open Critical Investigation Into Groundwater Contamination
March To Confront PNC on Investments in Mountaintop Removal Mining, Call On Officials To Stand Up Against Fracking Industry
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Pittsburgh, PA - October 21, 2013 (www.investorideas.com newswire) This Monday thousands of youth activists from the Power Shift 2013 summit will take to the streets of Pittsburgh , PA to confront corporate polluters & demand they join the fight for 100% clean energy.
Residents from Dimock , PA and Wyoming whose water has been contaminated by fracking will lead the call on President Obama to take real action against fracking, starting by re-opening critical investigation into groundwater contamination.
The March will go across downtown Pittsburgh , confronting big polluters along the way, calling on businesses and banks along the way to top financing fossil fuels, and permitting fracking, and instead invest their resources in creating a clean & just economy that can help solve climate change and put people to work.
Speakers at the rally include:
Craig Stevens of Dimock , PA and Deb Thomas of Wyoming will lead the rally to call on President Obama and the EPA to re-open investigations into fracking-related groundwater contamination
Teri Blanton of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth , and Junior Walk of Coal River Mountain Watch, two anti-MTR activists from Appalachia who will speak to the disastrous impact of PNC's investments in MTR
XiuhteCatl and Itzcuauhtli, two internationally-recognized young indigenous activists from Colorado will perform
Local hip hop artist and activist Jasiri X will open and close the rally
Rally begins at 10am at Allegheny Landing Park , next to PNC Park
The March will take off at 11:30am, cross the Roberto Clemente Bridge, go left on Fort Duquesne, right on 9th Street, right on Liberty Ave, then right on 6th Street and back to Allegheny Landing Park.
**Interviews available with community members directly impacted by MTR & fracking, and the organizers of Power Shift 2013**
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