Activists to convene at Wrigley Field June 11 to rally against fracking

Online Staff Report

CHICAGO — Tuesday, June 11, a coalition of grassroots organizations led by Americans Against Fracking, Food & Water Watch,,, Breast Cancer Action, Center for Biological Diversity, Environmental Action, Frack Action and Progressive Democrats of America will rally at the Wrigley View Rooftop to tell Democratic governors, including Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D), not to play ball with the oil and gas industry.

Quinn, and governors from around the United States, will watch a Cubs game there as part of the Democratic Governors Association Chicago Policy Conference.

The event takes place as Quinn is expected to sign into law a bill that would give the oil and gas industry the regulatory certainty it needs to pursue hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in Illinois.

It is the second in a series of events taking place across the United States this summer to urge Democratic governors such as Martin O’Malley (Md.), Mike Beebe (Ariz.) and Earl Ray Tomlin (W. Va.), all of whom are facing critical decisions regarding fracking in their states, to reject the increasingly controversial energy practice.

The rally at Wrigley Field, 1050 W. Waveland Ave., Chicago, will run from 6:05 to 7:15 p.m., Tuesday, June 11.

For more information about Americans Against Fracking, visit

Posted June 10, 2013

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