Sunday, December 23, 2012

Cows The New Canaries? March To Promised Land Youngstown, OH, With Doug Shields & Rally December 28, 2012

Are cows the new canaries? Frackfree America National Coalition invites all to join national conversation at March to the Promised Land ~ and tell them what your version of the Promised Land is to you at this Important event ! Friday, Dec. 28.
The public is invited to please come to Youngstown, Ohio, on Friday, December 28, 2012, for an exciting rally and march to help raise public awareness of fracking and related processes. This is a great opportunity for all of us to tell more people about what is really going on as it relates to fracking.
Event details follow:

March To The Promised Land Rally - a Promised Land-movie-related rally!*

Dec 28, Friday, 12:30pm - 2pm

The event will assemble** near the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown (UUYO), 1105 Elm St. (Elm & Illinois), Youngstown, Ohio 44505, and other locations to be determined. Great speakers and Promised Land movie extras are scheduled to appear! The rally keynote speaker will be Douglas Shields, who is featured in Gasland filmmaker Josh Fox's film "The Sky is Pink" and is a former Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania City Council President, who in 2010 sponsored and secured the first ban of shale gas extraction drilling in the city of Pittsburgh.

Matt Damon's and John Krasinski's new movie "Promised Land" will be opening soon on December 28 (select locations) and January 4 nationwide. The film posters have the conversation-starting tagline, "What's your price?..."

Frackfree America encourages everyone to see the movie, Promised Land, when it comes to a theater in your area. More exciting details will follow. Please keep checking back to the links below. (And / or subscribe to the free Frackfree America National Coalition listserv for more updates and other fracking-related information).
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*Just to clarify: movie, Promised Land, will NOT be shown at this "March to the Promised Land Rally." This rally/march, facilitated by Frackfree America National Coalition, is meant to encourage conversation, public awareness of fracking & related issues, & to encourage your attendance at the movie when it comes out in your local area.

**NOTE - transport and seats available for those that need to ride to, and to be seated at the rally :)

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Here's the Rally page on our website (FANCy):

It is also at Marcellus Protest calendar:

ALSO , PL Extras FB Page:

Frackfree America National Coalition    ---      News Release

For Immediate Release: December 26, 2012

Contact: Phone: 234- 201-8007 or E-mail:


Matt Damon’s and John Krasinski’s “Promised Land” Movie Inspires Fracking Opponents’ Rally in Youngstown, Ohio, Site of 4.0 Magnitude Fracking Waste Injection Well-Related 2011 Earthquake

Youngstown, Ohio-12/26/12 - In the “Promised Land” movie trailer, Matt Damon’s character, landman Steve Butler, tells his gas industry employer news that could adversely affect the company’s prospects for getting gas drilling leases signed in a small rural community:

“The town is going to put it to a vote in three weeks.”

Nationwide, similar scenarios are playing out in real life where towns and cities assert their right to local control in determining how they want their communities to be. For many, that means preventing drilling rigs, fracking waste injection wells, or other gas and oil infrastructure from being placed near homes, children’s schools, under cemeteries, parks, or national forests – or anywhere.

Indeed, in Youngstown, Ohio, a Community Bill of Rights initiative is now in the works. Concerned citizens have long insisted that fracking and related processes are a major threat to public health and safety.

To emphasize that point, on December 28, 2012, at 12:30 PM-2 PM, Eastern, Frackfree America National Coalition ( ) is sponsoring “March to the Promised Land Rally” in Youngstown, Ohio, beginning outside First Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown, 1105 Elm St. (Elm & Illinois.) (Movie will NOT be shown at rally).

The rally keynote speaker is Douglas Shields, featured in “Gasland” filmmaker Josh Fox's film "The Sky is Pink" and former Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania City Council President, who in 2010 sponsored and secured the first ban of shale gas extraction drilling in the city of Pittsburgh. Speaking of that ban, Shields told WKBN-27 News (9/12/12):

“‘If you're going to give us over to this industry to our detriment, you better start answering questions about your due diligence. What is the issue with our health? What happens when it goes bad? What are these impacts that we're risking?’ … ‘We brought science, law, industry before the city council and at the end of the day council's assessment was this is not safe.’ “

“Promised Land” movie extras will appear at the rally. Frackfree America encourages similar rallies nationwide.

See: “Marcellus Shale Reality Tour Part 10 - Bad Vibes” by Scott Cannon, Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition:

Rally info:

Frackfree America National Coalition

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Media Inquiries: 234-201-8007

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