This week is a very important moment for us to tell President Obama in person the truth about fracking – that it can’t be done safely, it poisons water and people, and it spells disaster for the climate. Unfortunately, President Obama has turned a blind eye to the science on fracking and the thousands of victims across the country. Now, President Obama is doing a two-day bus tour through upstate New York, and we’re organizing to rally outside of his events to demand no fracking in New York, the Delaware River Watershed, or anywhere in America. This is a really important opportunity to stand up for the people of Wyoming, Texas, Pennsylvania and all the people in the U.S. who have had their air, their water and their very lives fouled by the oil and gas industry. Please do everything you can to join us in Binghamton! These are the details we have:
Buffalo: Thursday morning, August 22 at the University of Buffalo Alumni Arena. Click here to join the Facebook event page. Syracuse: Thursday, August 22. Click here to join the Facebook event page. Binghamton: Friday morning, August 23 at Binghamton University. Click here to join the Facebook event page. We will be meeting next to the Glenn Bartle Library Tower on campus. It is the tallest building and is easy to spot, and should be visible to the media and hopefully the President's motorcade. We recommended parking at the Technology Center, 101 Murray Hill Road, between 8-8:30am. Finding parking after 9:30am will be very difficult. There is the option to park on campus, but be forewarned: it will be difficult to find spaces. No cars are allowed in or out the main entrance from 10am-3pm and the two limited access points will probably be jammed. This is going to be a long day. Please bring adequate food and water, comfortable clothing, and appropriate footwear.
Click here for a map of the University Campus, which details parking locations and the rally.