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Fracking summit aims to unify opposition's message

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A two-day conference that gets under way Saturday, March 2, in Dallas is meant to help people become more articulate and tell a persuasive story in opposition to fracking, the natural gas drilling technique. The Frack Attack National Summit is organized by Earthworks, a Washington, D.C.-based environmental policy firm. Spokesman Alan Septoff said the conference is aimed at creating a unified message in opposition to fracking.

"We want them to know that the way that it has been portrayed as the solution to all of our energy problems and climate problems is not accurate, and we want them to be better able to tell their stories," Septoff said.

This is the first national conference of its kind, according to Septoff. One session is set to feature several East Texas presenters who will discuss tar sands crude.