We just keep on winning--
Last night, the Delaware River Basin Commission postponed its Monday vote on gas drilling--the vote that would have threatened 15.6 million people by allowing 20,000 fracked natural gas wells in the world’s largest unfiltered aquifer. This is big. This is tar sands victory big. This is the moment where our movement changed, because like we saw when we mobilized an national grassroots movement to stop the Key Stone XL pipeline, big polluters and dirty money can’t stand up to the power of the people.
For the full story, Gasland Director Josh Fox joined the Green Umbrella Youth Climate Network in NY for an action call last night. Here's a recording of the story.
Across the north east, thousands of us were ready to flood the DRBC hearing with non-violent direct action on an unprecedented scale, to bring the fight to stop fracking directly to the Governors of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware and Obama’s Army Corps of Engineers. What’s amazing is that before we even brought the rain, the commission folded and backed away from a hasty vote that the Fracking Industry was pushing forward. Our Governors and our President made the right decision this time by putting clean air, clean water and a clean atmosphere above dangerous energy and dirty money.
But the fight isn’t over, and there are two super important things we need to do next.
- This Sunday, Non-Violent Direct Action trainings will held in New York City and Trenton New Jersey for the full “Flood Scenario” for the DRBC action when the time does come, as well as training on strategic action design to help us visualize our next steps in the movement. Sign Up Here.
- On Monday November 21st, Trenton NJ is still going to be hopping, with some amazing speakers and music to boost a victory rally outside the State House. If you’ve already made travel plans, head down to Trenton to show our strength! Stay in the loop at Savethedelaware.wordpress.com.
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Let’s keep rocking people, because while the fight goes on across the country, the power of the people don’t stop.