Yesterday, in another day of extreme weather sweltering 95 degree heat – contributing to the hottest July ever in Washington DC (breaking a record set just last July) – representatives of 138 groups from across the country held the first ever national anti-fracking rally: “Stop the Frack Attack”.
For me, it was the end of the “Tour De Frack” – (story and photos forthcoming!)
For more than 5,000 others who were there, the day was a sweat drenched inspiration.
NJ was well represented – event co-sponsor Maya Van Rossum and Tracy Carlucchio led the “Don’t Drill the Delaware” crowd from Delaware Riverkeeper Network.
They celebrated the perfectly timed Pennsylvania court decision which struck down the preemption of municipal land use controls over fracking in Act 13 as unconstitutional. (you can read the opinion here)
[Update: oops! Just read the Court's opinion. Local preemption was NOT the ground upon which Act 13 was struck down as unconstitutional! More to follow on ...
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