On May 5th, 2012, climate activists from 350.org hiked to the site of a proposed Fracked gas pipeline in Mahwah NJ to create a climate dot and hold a teach-in on Fracking and Climate Change Impacts.  After the hike we joined a coalition of diverse local communities in a Prayer for the Earth ceremony hosted by the Ramapough-Lunaape Nation.  Over 200 gathered along the banks of the Mighty Ramapough River and listened carefully as speakers including Airy Dixon and Sandra Steingraber shared stories and empowered individuals to connect the dots and unite in action towards a new and better path.  The proposed gas pipeline through the Ramapough Mountains is one of many pending that would carry Fracked gas from the Marcellus Shale, where families and communities are battling the oil and gas industry for their clean air and safe drinking water.  Developing these pipelines through NJ threatens local communities by clear cutting and blasting through ecologically sensitive lands in the State’s largest watershed region, and it impacts the global community by risking and delaying our transition off of fossil fuels to a safe climate future.

 

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