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Anti-Fracking Rally in Carbondale






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Story Created: Mar 25, 2013 at 6:55 PM CDT

Story Updated: Mar 25, 2013 at 10:41 PM CDT

CARBONDALE — Opponents of fracking are calling on more people to join their fight. Dozens held a rally Monday calling for a moratorium on the drilling process.

Southern Illinoisans Against Fracturing our Environment spoke out on the SIU campus, after spending the past two weeks in Springfield. The advocates against fracking say the drilling process used to extract oil and gas will pollute the air and water. They want the state to take more time to consider the impact of fracking.

“There is a moratorium on the table and we’d like students to call their legislators and tell them they have concerns about this and a moratorium is good way to put the breaks on this and study the issue,” said S.A.F.E. volunteer Tabitha Tripp.

Lawmakers are considering legislation that would regulate fracking. Supporters say the measure protects the environment while creating jobs.

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