Energy Live News Limited, Kent, United Kingdom, September 7, 2012. US rally to raise awareness of fracking risks, Priyanka Shrestha http://www.energylivenews.com/2012/09/07/us-rally-to-raise-awareness-of-fracking-risks/
Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio, August 13, 2012. http://businessjournaldaily.com/drilling-down/anti-fracking-activists-plan-national-rally-day-2012-8-13 "The Network for Oil & Gas Accountability & Protection and Frackfree America National Coalition are coordinating a national rally day Sept. 12 to raise awareness of what the groups contend are serious risks to public health, safety, and well-being posed by the millions of gallons of toxic fracking waste produced by the shale drilling industry. That day, a national coalition of local coordinators and groups across America will hold rallies throughout the day to shine light on toxic fracking waste and its disposal, including its links to earthquakes, spills, and leaks. The title of the nationwide event is 'Freedom from Toxic Fracking Waste: National Rally Day.' “ 'The public is not being fully or adequately informed of the risks of fracking and related processes to public health and safety and well-being,” said geologist Susie Biersdorfer of Frackfree America National Coalition and Frackfree Mahoning Valley. “We are calling for increased transparency and public awareness about the truth of toxic fracking waste, which can contain naturally occurring radioactive material and numerous toxic chemicals or known carcinogens, like benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene, that could find their way into drinking water sources or into soil and air via leaks, surface spills near waterways, or well casing failures.' ”
Tribune-Chronicle, Warren, Ohio, July 1, 2012. http://www.tribtoday.com/page/content.detail/id/573621/State-official-says-county-process-just-beginning.html "The Rev. Monica Beasley-Martin of Liberty participated in recent protests against BP through her organization, Defenders of the Earth Outreach Ministries, and her affiliations with OhioFracktion, Frackfree Mahoning, Frackfree Ohio and Frackfree America. "All the studies state that sooner or later the well is going to leak, and once it leaks, and if it gets into the water, there are going to be problems. There are already problems, there are hundreds of cases," she said. "We see what happened at the Gulf. And once it happened, it's really very difficult to clean it up."
Visiting Youngstown, an article in Danish press, March 13, 2012
Visiting Here In Youngstown, article by Jørgen Ullerup, US Bureau Chief, for Denmark's Jyllands-Posten publication. Interviewed and/or had assistance from Mayor Sammarone, Susie and Ray Beiersdorfer, Todd Franko and Karl Henkle.