Join the July 28 rally and march in D.C., plus Tour de Frack, to call for fracking safeguards

On Saturday, July 28, there will be a rally and march in Washington, D.C. to build awareness, raise concerns, and call on Washington decisionmakers to change the way the oil and gas industry operates by putting communities and the environment first--starting by removing special exemptions and subsidies for the oil and gas industry.

Citizens are already planning to gather from across the country, and even from overseas. The rally begins at 2:00 on the West Lawn of the Capitol, and will lead into a march.

NRDC opposes expanded fracking until effective safeguards are in place. Along with NRDC, more than 100 community-based as well as national organizations have endorsed the rally. Please join us. All details are on the rally website. A visit to D.C. is also an excellent opportunity to meet with your elected representatives to express your concerns.

Leading up to the rally is the Tour de Frack, a two week bike tour starting on July 14 in Butler, Pennsylvania, traveling through Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia, and ending on July 28 in Washington, with a route that follows the Great Allegheny Passage and the C&O canal towpath. The tour will highlight real stories of fracking in the region. Riders can join the tour for the entire route, or can bike for just one day or even part of a day.