World Water Day – Ceremony and Talk – March 23rd, 7-8pm

World Water Day 2012 – Friday, March 23, 2012
Candlelight Vigil – Indigenous Water Ceremony – Speakers

Hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” repeatedly threatens our water. Fracking purposefully contaminates billions of gallons of fresh water with chemicals to drill for natural gas, there is also a risk of underground contamination of water sources, and the toxic waste created by the process often goes mistreated and ends up in our waterways. It’s a full out assault on clean water!

On this U.N.’s World Water Day, join community and indigenous leaders in honoring the resource that allows us life. Together, we will send the strong message that we value our water and will not allow it to be contaminated by fracking.

Senator Grisanti, Chair of the Environmental Conservation Committee, has the ability to move forward a bill that would ban fracking in New York, but refuses to do so. This event will start outside of Grisanti’s office on 65 Court Street in Buffalo, NY, and then move to Niagara Square.

Speakers Include:
Lynda Schneekloth, Sierra Club Niagara Group Chair
Charley Bowman, WNY Peace Center Director
Al White & Kit White, Cayuga First Nations Elders
Maria Maybee, Seneca Nation, Cattaraugus Creek Watershed Taskforce
Rita Yelda, Food & Water Watch and WNY Drilling Defense

Friday, March 23, 2012 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Starts outside of 65 Court St. Buffalo, NY

Sponsored by: Food & Water Watch

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