Allison Wolff: Frack Free Colorado Rally Calls for Renewable Energy Future
Huffington Post - over 4 years
More than a 1,000 people attended Frack Free Colorado, a star-studded concert and rally in Denver, Co this Tuesday afternoon to draw attention to the dangers of fracking in the state. The event, which took place across from the State Capitol, was sponsored by a coalition of businesses, non-profits, environmental leaders, and celebrities, including Daryl Hannah, The Wallflowers' Jakob Dylan, Mariel Hemingway, race car driver and environmentalist, Leilani Munter, and acclaimed author and ecologist, Sandra Steingraber.
Featured prominently in the Emmy Award winning documentary, Gasland, the state of Colorado has 48,000 fracked wells, with no end in sight. According to the Colorado Oil and Gas Commission, there are more than 5,000 documented spills of toxic fracking water, many of which have contaminated rivers and drinking water sources. Hundreds of wells sit next to schools, including an elementary school in Erie, CO, were children must study with a noisy, dusty, toxin filled
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