The Hallowich family’s gag order is only the most extreme example of a tactic that critics say effectively silences anyone hurt by fracking. It’s a choice between receiving compensation for damage done to one’s health and property, or publicizing the abuses that caused the harm.
via ‘Frack Gag’ Bans Children From Talking About Fracking, Forever.
Imagine the horrible choice gas frackers force on families.
- Save your family and keep quiet, OR
- Save neighbor families and lose everything.
But you can’t save both. How would you choose?
Hopefully we’ll never face that choice, if we can stop fracking. The families that know it must be stopped can’t stop it. What can we do?
- Speak up against fracking. Do everything to get bans on new drilling, locally and nationally. (France outlawed it.)
- Reduce or eliminate your use of natural gas. Switch to an electric-renewable energy source for home heating. No more gas or oil at home!
Want to learn more? Watch “Gasland” or “Gasland Part 2”.
APRIL 2OTH, 2013, 11AM at Pike Place Market
More than a march for kids, Seattle iMatter Now March celebrates the launch of a local youth-led climate justice movement! Young people hold absolute moral authority on climate change, reminding grownups just how much we care. Come join other like-minded young people to create a network of environmental activists and be the change we need in the world!
Seattle iMatter Now March
- Gather at the Totem Pole just north of Pike Place Market in Victor Steinbrueck Park to meet friends, hear youth speakers from Seattle and from First Nations rally us to reverse global warming, and begin our March for climate justice!
- We’ll march down to the waterfront where we’ll take our human-powered “coal train” across the tracks and transform it into a beautiful work of art! Then on to Olympic Sculpture Park where we’ll join the Earth Day for Kids celebration for food music activities and more speakers.
Want to be involved? Here’s how!
- Meet us at the Totem Pole at 11am, 4/20. Invite friends and get creative, make signs and wear something red or a costume that’ll make a great statement against climate change. (salmon, orca, eagle, frog, creatures we endanger as we heat up the planet…)
- Speaking of art, everyone’s invited to come Build ART for the March. Join us in Fremont at the Powerhouse (next to BF Day Elementary) on April 7th and 14th (Sundays) from 10am to 4pm. Make fun skull masks out of milk cartons, salmon puppets to wave, and help build our “Coal Train” !! Thanks for all the amazing leaders from Backbone Campaign, Get Money Out of Politics, and the Fremont Solstice Parade for pulling this together and making the kids’ march so Artful!
- Join an online network of like-minded youth: Sign up with iMatter youth.org to become part of the national movement. And once the local website is up and running, sign up to become of the local movement.
- Also look for my Climate Change For Families slideshow events coming up this month. Come learn more about the climate crisis and how young people around the world are leading the revolution for a clean livable planet.
- VOLUNTEER! Leave a comment or question if you’d like more information about how to get involved volunteering for the event. This is people-powered, so offer to help any way you like!