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Anti-fracking Movement Pushes for Moratorium (Photos / Video)

As a sit-in against fracking continues at the Illinois state capitol, movement activists held a press conference Wednesday afternoon in front of the governor’s office and led a public meeting with Mary Morrissey, representative for attorney general Lisa Madigan.

For excellent, detailed coverage of the afternoon, read Jeff Biggers’ “Live at Historic Vote in Illinois: Steingraber and Citizens Bust Fracking Bill (Video)”.


Will Reynolds – Illinois Fracking Fight Continues (EcoWatch)
Steingraber at the capitol (Ben Evans’ Video)
Tabitha Tripp protesting fracking in Illinois (Ben Evan’s video)
Sandra Steingraber and Citizens Protest Fracking at IL Attorney General’s Office (Ben Evans Video)


Press coverage:
Jeff Biggers – PA Residents to IL Governor: Ban Fracking (EcoWatch)
Bill Rau – Illinois Fracking Bill: A Worst Case Scenario (EcoWatch)
Opponents of fracking take their case to Governor Quinn’s office Wednesday (Pantagraph)


Courtesy of Lisa Offutt


Sandra Steingraber


Jeff Biggers


Sandra Steingraber

Sandra Steingraber speaks out against the Illinois “regulatory” bill at the state capitol.

Jeff Biggers

Jeff Biggers, environmental journalist, speaks against fracking and the history of extractive industries in Illinois.

Tabitha Tripp

Tabitha Tripp, anti-fracking movement activist, speaks to the press.

Citizens opposed to fracking

Sandra Steingraber

Sandra Steingraber speaks to the gathering prior to the meeting with Mary Morrissey, Illinois attorney general office.

Office of the Attorney General

Sandra Steingraber

Sandra Steingraber speaks with Mary Morrissey about the inevitable harms of fracking, and saying Lisa Madigan’s legacy rests on this issue.

Movement leaders speak with Morrissey


One thought on “Anti-fracking Movement Pushes for Moratorium (Photos / Video)

  1. Thanks, Corey, for covering this event. What a great day for the movement! Bill or no bill we’re going to keep fighting fracking every step of the way.

    Posted by Annette McMichael | May 29, 2013, 9:40 pm

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