We have already talked about what fracking is, now we need to start doing something about it. Hydrofracking is happening across our country at an alarming rate, and it will take the voices of the people to get it to stop. Colorado is one of the states at the front lines of this battle and The Mothers Project needs your help there. The Mother’s Project was started by Angela Monti Fox, mother to Josh Fox who made the movie Gasland, in March 2012 to unite mothers across this world against hydraulic fracturing. Lee has been in touch with Angela over the past few weeks and they will be meeting up at the Stop The Frack Attack rally in Washington, D.C. this weekend.
Here is an excerpt from The Mothers Project mission statement:
“This is a global coalition of mothers formed on behalf of children who cannot vote or make public policy. As their advocates and protectors, we support energy sources that do not fill our children’s environment—and thus their bodies—with toxic pollutants. Recognizing that our children’s lives are inextricably bound to the abiding ecology of the planet, we support energy sources that do not threaten the stability of the world’s climate, acidify its oceans, or fill the air with asthma- inducing, cancer-causing fumes. As mothers are the first environments for our children, we mothers support energy sources that do not threaten the inner sanctuaries of pregnancy with chemicals linked to birth defects, preterm birth, and cognitive deficits.”
Right now, they need your help in saving Colorado from hydrofracking. If you are an organization that opposes fracking, please SIGN THIS LETTER that will then be delivered in person to senators this Friday, July 27.
“Colorado is under assault from the oil and gas industry. As the industry moves full speed ahead with the fracking boom, residents across the state are organizing to protect their property values, way of life, health, environment, communities, and future generations from the impacts of oil and natural gas extraction.”
Every voice counts and every voice helps, so please join their cause today.