N.Y. Quakers hold non-violent direct action training on ‘fracking’

Acting to end hydrofracturing in natural gas development

By Angela Manno
15th Street (N.Y.) Friends Meeting
Quaker Earthcare Witness
January-February 2012

The room filled up slowly on Saturday morning, November 12, 2011, at Brooklyn (N.Y.) Friends Meetinghouse. These were seasoned activists and newcomers to hydraulic fracturing, the newest form of extreme fossil fuel extraction, taking its place alongside deep-water oil drilling, mountaintop removal coal mining, and tar sands extraction.