MoveOn Recruits “Fracking Fighters” to stop Climate Change

December 11, 2013
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Move.On has enlisted moviemaker Josh Fox to help pitch the anti-fracking effort

MoveOn has enlisted controversial filmmaker Josh Fox to help pitch the anti-fracking effort

DENVER – “If you’re fighting fracking in your community, will you apply to become the first MoveOn ‘FrackingFighter’ in Colorado?” asked the left-leaning organization which is building an elite group of 50 warriors to battle oil and gas development – in the name of climate change – here and other states.

Colorado, California, Texas, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and North Carolina are listed targets by MoveOn because they have oil and gas resources or pipelines – all which enable the country to become energy independent.

But MoveOn.org claims that tapping natural energy resources must be stopped – to prevent climate change.

“Nearly every state is touched by some part of the fracking process, and the climate change caused by the fossil fuel industry truly affects us all,” asserts MoveOn.org in the email seeking elite-enviro crusaders this month.

“If you’re selected as a FrackingFighter, you’ll receive a $500 grant to use for your campaign, a toolkit of materials like banners and clipboards, and training from experienced organizers,” the email continues.

MoveOn promises that enlistees will “join a network of grassroots leaders fighting fracking across the country – from the oil fields in California and Texas, to the gas fields in Pennsylvania and Colorado, from the Midwestern dunes being mined for the silica sand used in fracking, to the New Jersey and North Carolina neighborhoods threatened by pipelines and export terminals that would transport fracked gas.”

MoveOn joins other left-wing interest groups that helped bankroll campaigns to restrict or ban fracking in four Colorado communities – Fort Collins, Lafayette, Boulder and Broomfield. The Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA) filed a lawsuit this month against Fort Collins and Lafayette – more may follow.

Despite warnings by the Colorado Attorney General’s office, Longmont banned hydraulic fracturing in 2012, and is now being sued by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, the state’s regulatory agency, and COGA.

Undeterred by legal challenges, MoveOn.org enlisted Josh Fox – director of two so-called “documentaries”, Gasland and Gasland 2 – to pitch the anti-fracking program in an email blitz to Coloradans.

Fox worked with “MoveOn members to screen Gasland 2 at movie parties coast to coast earlier this year.”

Assertions made in the “Gasland” films were largely debunked – damaging Fox’s credibility. Adding to Fox’s credibility problems: he was arrested and removed from a Congressional hearing in February 2012 after refusing to follow media credential regulations – and posing a security risk.

Fox and MoveOn.org did not address the issue of energy independence or the economic impact of jobs lost in the oil and gas industry which will also negatively affect communities in Colorado and other states.

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9 Responses to MoveOn Recruits “Fracking Fighters” to stop Climate Change

  1. Lew
    December 11, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Why?
    There has to be an underlying supporter.
    Who will profit from strangling our supply of natural gas and oil?

    • Tom Cave
      December 12, 2013 at 7:47 am

      You are on target Lew. Follow the money. Anthropogenic Global Warming is nothing more than a SCAM propmoted by the IPCC of the UN and adopted by politicians world wide. These people make tons of money for their organizations and themselves. Al Gore is the poster child for making Money and Fame from the subject.

  2. Dan
    December 11, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    It is just amazing how anti progress these idiot progressives are

  3. Tom Cave
    December 12, 2013 at 7:18 am

    The Fractivists are Economic Terrorists. They choose to sacrifice Humanity for Nature. Persoanlly I prefer my Coffee hot and my beer cold. Their motto from the ’70′s is “Let the Bastards Freeze in the Dark.”

  4. December 12, 2013 at 7:26 am

    I live in the middle of the gas patch. The work these honorable and hard-working individuals do benefits the community as a whole. Fracking is only used in the development of a well, and does nothing to contribute to pollution or climate change. If you truly want to affect climate change (Playing the fool for the sake of the argument), natural gas is the way to go. It burns clean, it is abundant and it would reduce CO2 emissions. Time to deal in truth folks. Move On and other “progressive” organizations are not about anything other than big government control and income equalization. Meaning we’ll all be equally poor and broke, dependent on the government for everything. Which worked really well for Soviet Russia. We need to reject these Castro-wannabes and send them packing. Drill, baby drill!

    • Renee
      December 16, 2013 at 11:03 am

      Exactly right that fracking is a safe, scientific technique – and that it can continue to be accomplished without posing a threat to the environment. More than one million well projects later, there has never been a single confirmed incident of groundwater contamination. This is according to the EPA, not to mention the fact that one of the organization’s key officials recently said: “There’s nothing inherently dangerous in fracking that sound engineering practices can’t accomplish.” We completely agree, and the long history and strong environmental track record of hydraulic fracturing substantiates this fact.

  5. January 15, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    I joined Moveon#FrackingFighters.com, to help assist our local Environmental group, Michigan Safe Energy Future, to raised public and political awareness, of what is soon to take place just north of my hometown, South Haven Mi. Four Energy Firms, have bought the rights to drill Gas-fracking wells on several hundred acres, of Allegan Forest, Sate Park and Game Reserve. The many issues of pollution which is sure to occur, are to many to go into here. Still, having other Activists, is a great help, to us locals here, to battle these energy firms, for the long-haul. Thanks. Moveon#FrackingFighter’ Ken

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