AUG 26, 2013 – JTMP has been wroking hard with Americans Against Fracking, Energy-Reality.org and others to fight Fracking, and this gave us a chance to check out the great new book "Energy" this weekend put out by the Post Carbon Institute and Watershed Media; and we are impressed by this coffee-table tome. The pictures are breathtaking and stunning, and the format and content of the book is top-notch and keeps you engaged and enraged; yet the writers do take the time to point towards a better future for us and the Earth when it comes to our energy needs. READ MORE ON JTMP GREEN HERE.
APR 22, 2013 – Yoko Ono has been hard at work in the anti-fracking activist world recently. She formed "Artists Against Fracking", which JTMP is proud to be a part of; and now Yoko has written a post for HuffPo and is saying, "Let's Give Clean Water a Chance". Using a variation of her and her husband's "Give Peace a Chance" slogan, she has written a blog abut the recent Riverkeeper's Fisherman's Ball and to protest fracking:
Yoko Ono: "I was proud to be a part of the gathering of hundreds of clean water supporters at the recent Riverkeeper's Fishermen's Ball…It was a true celebration of the power of the grassroots movement for clean water and sustainable energy. People all over New York have channeled that understanding into action. Because of this grassroots resurgence, we have seen amazing things transpire. And it is not about to stop…The anti-fracking movement is an organic one, driven by people's experiences and valid concerns about having a harmful and contaminating practice invade their land, homes and communities. For me, it started when gas companies visited my town in upstate New York to pitch a natural gas pipeline that would provide infrastructure for future fracking…I did not want to see my land destroyed."
APR 18, 2013 – Longtime musical-activist Pete Seeger has been announced as one of the over 200 performers playing at the Milford Musicfest, a music event that centers around music, activism and progressive policies such as sustainable energy and opposition to fracking and the Keystone XL Pipeline. Read more on JTMP Green here. (photo credit: Anthony Pepitone/CC)
(Above: Jason from Tour De Frack meets with aide for Sen. Mikulski (D-MD) and shows contaminated water and explains facts about the harmful process of "fracking")
July 26, 2012 – The anti-fracking bicyclist-activist group known as Tour De Frack biked all the way from Butler, PA to DC to talk to their elected officials at the federal level about the harmful effects fracking does to our environment, and JTMP was there to record it for a video. The US Capitol building is too small to house the offices of all the Senators and Representatives, so there are satellite buildings around the US Capitol grounds, where citizens can visit and talk to their elected officials about their concerns on issues.
Jason and the others of Tour De Frack told me that some of the representatives considered fracking to be a state issue, but they told them they feel let down by their state government, and their environment and health are not being protected. They will continue this citizen lobbying effort all week and beyond, and plan to see Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA), James Inhofe (R-OK), and many others. There will also be a music concert tomorrow night, so check back for more video with political music! "No Freakin' Frackin'!" Watch the Hart Senate Office Building visit video below, including interviews of Tour De Frack activists afterwards.
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