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Thousands of young activists gather in Pittsburgh for Power Shift

November 3, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

Over 6,000 people gathered in Pittsburgh, PA for 3 days of inspiration and education, followed by a march through the streets calling for an end to our dependence on fossil fuels. Fracking was a huge part of the discussion at Power Shift this weekend, with many impacted community members profiled as part of panel discussions and events.

Our Eastern Program Coordinator Nadia gave a great presentation on the health impacts of fracking, using the data gathered from Earthworks’ recent publication, Gas Patch Roulette. The report details the health impacts from oil and gas drilling — a pattern of illnesses that we have seen over and over again in communities on the front lines of fracking.

Power Shift brings together the next generation, the generation that will finally get us off dirty fossil fuels for good, and it was great to be a part of that effort this weekend.

[Read more on Earthblog here]

 

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