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ANTI-FRACKING GOES NATIONAL WITH DC LOBBY AND PROTEST
Thousands of citizens from across the country recently gathered in Washington DC for a "STOP THE FRACK ATTACK" rally and lobbying campaign against the health and environmental hazards of "hydro-fracking" - the extraction of fossil fuels by flooding and fracturing subterranean deposits of Marcellus shale.
"Shadow" correspondent JIM KRIVO presents sound from the stage and interviews with rally participants;
TRACY CARLUCCIO of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network [ delawareriverkeeper.org ] discusses the rally, the legislative lobbying initiative; f racking industry subsidies, and the role of ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, in forcing fracking laws on localities;
HARRIET SHUGAMAN of ClimateMama [ climatemama.com ] and the Climate Reality Project [ climaterealityproject.org ] discusses the evolution of a national anti-fracking network, locality jurisdiction over fracking standards, and the process' long-term effect on environment and climate;
David Holmes - "The Fracking Song"; and
TERRESTRIAL NUKE INVADING MARS
KARL GROSSMAN, a SUNY/Old Westbury professor of journalism [ karlgrossman.blogspot.com ], discusses NASA's abandonment of solar-powered Martian landers for a plutonium-fueled nuclear reactor on the "Curiosity" probe due to land on Mars this week. His article "Nukes on Mars" appears in the current edition of Counterpunch [ counterpunch.org ]
Anchor: Robert Knight
Producer: Thiago Barrozo
Engineer: Michael G. Haskins