October 20, 2010
Contact: Mel Packer, 412.243.4545 /cell 412.307.6827 or Gloria Forouzan, 412.583.8757
MARCELLUS DRILLING RALLY/PROTEST
NOVEMBER 3, 2010 – PITTSBURGH, PA
Peoples’ Rally to coincide with DUG East’s gas drilling industry conference
Date: NOVEMBER 3, 2010
Time & Place: MARCH - NOON
Begins at Allegheny Landing (northside/zip code 15212)
Crosses Rachel Carson bridge
Ends at the David Lawrence Convention Center (zip code15222).
RALLY - 1 P.M.
David Lawrence Convention Center
On November 3, 2010, as gas industry executives gather in Pittsburgh, for the DUG Conference, residents from throughout the Marcellus Shale region, will come together to express their concern over the region’s current, virtually unchecked Marcellus gas drilling blitz.
The Nov. 3 Rally is organized by Marcellus Protest, [www.marcellusprotest.org], an alliance of people from western PA who are building a broad movement to stop the destruction of the environment and communities caused by Marcellus Shale gas drilling.
The Rally begins at 1 p.m., outside of the David Lawrence Convention Center. Speakers include people who are living with Marcellus drilling near their homes, schools and parks, as well as farmers, city residents, musicians, scientists and more. [Speakers are still being confirmed, a list will be provided next week.]
As the Rally begins, the DUG Conference’s Key Note speaker, Karl Rove, will be addressing conference attendees inside the Convention Center.
The Nov. 3 Rally is a grassroots effort, staffed by volunteers. Most of the funding has come from ‘passing the hat’ at events, fund raisers and online donations made by concerned citizens.
Partial list of Sponsors & Endorsers
Allegheny Sierra Club, Penn Action, Mountain Watershed Association, Three Rivers Waterkeeper, Allegheny Defense Project, Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, Clean Water Action.