Vigil to be held Saturday, October 19, near Trail Ridge Middle School at 5:00 PM
On Saturday, October 19, thousands of people concerned about the threat that drilling and fracking for oil and gas poses to the environment, communities and their shared resources will unite through over 200 actions on six continents for the second annual Global Frackdown. A coordinated international day of action against fracking, the Global Frackdown will gather concerned citizens in over 20 countries and in the US in 25 states who will send a message to elected officials around the world that they want a future powered by clean, renewable energy, not polluting fossil fuels.
Our Health, Our Future, Our Longmont will be holding a vigil as its contribution to Global Frackdown 2. The gathering is on Harlequin Drive, just north of the Trail Ridge Middle School. The event will take place between 5:00 PM and 6: 00 PM this Saturday, October 19, 2013.
“Join us for a few moments of music, introspection, inspiration and hope,” said Our Longmont’s Michael Bellmont.
The process of fracking for oil and gas is fraught with dangers. It threatens the air we breathe, the water we drink, the communities we love and the climate on which we depend.
“Some of those dangers became apparent during the disastrous flooding, particularly in Weld County, home of nearly 20,000 oil and gas wells: oil spills, tanks tipped and overturned, berms that contain contamination washed onto farmland and into waterways in the aftermath of the flooding,” said Kaye Fissinger of Our Longmont.
The vigil will also celebrate the commitment of other communities along the Front Range who have ballot measures calling for either a five-year moratorium or a ban on fracking: Fort Collins, Broomfield, Boulder and Lafayette.