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Anti-fracking Movement Pushes for Moratorium (Photos)

Posted by coreymattson ⋅ May 29, 2013

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.

The speakers included Sandra Steingraber, Jeff Biggers, Tabitha Tripp and Mel Lamar. At the subsequent meeting with Ms. Morrissey, after movement leaders presented the case against regulated fracking, Sandra Steingraber asked if the attorney general would send out a press release in support of an immediate moratorium and was denied.


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

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