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Illinois People’s Action Brings Citizens Demands on Fracking to the IDNR

Leaders of Illinois People’s Action (IPA) paid a visit to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) on Wednesday, demanding that input from citizens and scientists be included when the state agency draws up rules governing fracking operations in the state. The IDNR had not returned IPA’s phone calls for weeks, putting in doubt the … Continue reading

Gasland Part 2 Airs on HBO

The anti-fracking documentary that had its public premiere in Normal, Illinois – Josh Fox’s Gasland Part 2 – will air on HBO Monday evening, July 8th, 8 pm central time. Now that the gas industry has regulatory protection for fracking operations in Illinois, the anti-fracking movement is entering a new stage. To help with education … Continue reading

Springfield’s March on Monsanto (Photos)

SPRINGFIELD – About 100 people gathered Saturday afternoon in front of the Illinois state capitol building to protest Monsanto. Protesters call for legislation, such as Illinois SB 1666, that would require labeling of genetically engineered food (GE food) and give people the right to know what food on supermarket shelves is GE, which Monsanto opposes. … Continue reading

Occupy the Capitol (Fractivist Resources)

To directly access upcoming actions against fracking in Illinois, scroll down to the first section below. If you would like to add a resource, please include it in a comment to this post and it will be added. A sit-in at the Illinois state capitol – demanding to talk with Governor Quinn on the issue … Continue reading

Gasland Part II to Premiere May 20th at the Normal Theater

On Monday, May 20, Director Josh Fox will be present at the Normal Theater for his national premiere of Gasland II, a sequel to his first film which informed millions of Americans of the dangers posed by gas extraction process known as fracking. Doors open at 6:30 pm, with a start-time of 7 pm. Josh … Continue reading

Floating to Consciousness

Floating to Consciousness: April 6, 2013 A friend post a YouTube link on Facebook called “The Sensory Deprivation Tank – Joe Rogan” with a comment that reads, “I need to try this Sensory Deprivation tank ASAP!!”, I respond likewise, another person chimes in and post a website of a local business with a tank. The … Continue reading

Stop Drone Warfare and Surveillance

BloNo residents are protesting the use of drones, both in military and domestic spying applications, in a number of upcoming events and actions. BNCPJ holds its vigil for peace Thursday, April 4th, as its ongoing first Thursday stand for peace at 5:30 pm, now at the Uptown Circle in Normal. Then, on April 6th, BloNo … Continue reading

Support the Moratorium on Fracking!

Two competing legislative efforts in Springfield will determine whether or not we will soon see fracking in Illinois. [Scroll down for action steps to oppose HB 2615 and support a moratorium on fracking in Illinois.] HB 2615, if passed, will give the oil and gas industry the green light to begin horizontal fracking in the … Continue reading

Opposition to Fracking Builds (Video)

Central Illinoisans are building opposition to HB 2615, a bill that threatens to bring fracking to Illinois. Just last week, over 60 people traveled to Springfield with Illinois People’s Action to take action against the recently introduced legislation, and next week Southern Illinoisans Against Fracturing Our Environment (SAFE) and Illinois People’s Action (IPA) will collaborate … Continue reading

IPA Day of Action: Let’s Kill the Deregulation Bill!

Join us in Springfield on Monday, March 4th to protest recently introduced legislation, HB 2615, which would allow fracking in Illinois. Help kill the bill! Schedule: 1. Action outside fracking conference 2. Visit Gov. Quinn’s office 3. Meeting with attorney general Northfield Inn, Suites and Conference Center 3280 Northfield Dr. Springfield IL Call Illinois People’s … Continue reading

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