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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Across the country people are saying: 

"MR. PRESIDENT!  WHAT COULD YOU BE THINKING?"

The Environmental Impact Statement released by the State Department on Friday does not take a stand on whether President Obama should approve the KXL pipeline. That’s good and bad: on the one hand, it’s better than the previous reports, which gave much more support for the pipe -- but on the other hand, it avoids the glaringly obvious fact that that a pipeline carrying 800,000 barrels per day of the world’s dirtiest oil would be a disaster for the climate, and the lives of Indigenous communities, farmers and homes along the route.
We’ve been in this place before. 

We may be here again. And what counts in moments like these are not the words in Washington’s reports, but rather the voices of people in the streets -- that’s what changes the equation for the President.


Tar Sands Action/ Josh Fox from JFOX on Vimeo.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Community Rights Activists Speak Out

Published on Jun 11, 2013 Local activists talk about their work to pass community rights legislation at the local city and county level in an effort to stop natural gas fracking and the destruction of present and future environmental quality, particularly water!!! The health and safety of our democracy, our local grassroots democracy is at the core of this debate. This national and international movement is pushback against the privatization and corporatization of every last drop of fossil fuel energy at the cost of catastrophic global climate change

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Media Advisory PA Earth Day Protests at DEP Offices


MEDIA ADVISORY: Earth Day Protest at Regional DEP Offices, 4/22

      On April 22, a state-wide Earth Day Protest Against Fracking will take place at the six regional offices of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). A coalition of 60 organizations and individuals is organizing these events to demonstrate public demand for the DEP to return to its mission, which is “"to protect Pennsylvania's air, land and water from pollution and to provide for the health and safety of its citizens through a cleaner environment.”

      The Earth Day Protest Against Fracking has the following five demands:
• Appoint an environmental expert without industry ties as DEP Secretary to ensure DEP’s mission is fulfilled;
• Place a moratorium on permits for gas wells, compressor stations, pipelines, water withdrawals, coal mines, and other infrastructure related to fossil fuel extraction;
• Allow no more toxic secrets and full disclosure of water tests and other studies by DEP;
• Provide justice for those harmed by the oil and gas industry; and
• Reopen the DEP Office of Energy and Technology Deployment to develop solar, wind and other renewable energy technologies. 
 

      The six demonstrations (and the primary contact person for each) are listed below for your convenience:
      DEP Northeast Regional Office
2 Public SquareWilkes-BarrePA 18711.This event will take place from noon until 2:00 pm in Public Square, directly across the street from the Northeast Regional DEP office with music by Don Shappelle.For more information, please contact Jay Sweeney, Green Party of Wyoming County, at 570-587-3603 and jnln@epix.net.
      DEP Northcentral Regional Office, 208 West Third Street,WilliamsportPA 17701. This event will take place at noon. For more information, please contact Russell Zerbo at 215-567-4004 (x130) andrzerbo@cleanair.org.
      DEP Northwest Regional Office, 230 Chestnut StreetMeadvillePA16335. This event will take place from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm beginning atDiamond Park on Main Street and continuing to the DEP Office. For more information, please contact Diane Sipe, Marcellus Outreach Butler, at 724-272-4539 and dsdfast@embarqmail.com
      DEP Southeast Regional Office, 2 East Main StreetNorristownPA19401. This event will begin at 3:00 pm and end at 5:00 pm. There will be an open mike for endorsing organizations. For more information, please contact Chris Robinson, Green Party of Philadelphia, 215-843-4256 andchrisrecon@netzero.net
      DEP Southcentral Regional Office, 909 Elmerton Avenue,HarrisburgPA 17110. This event will begin at noon and last until 2:00 pm. For more information, please contact Maria Payan at 717-456-5800 andpayans@zoominternet.net
      DEP Southwest Regional Office, 400 Waterfront DrivePittsburgh,PA 15222. The land march will begin at 2:00 pm in the North Shore Trail Parking Lot closest to the Walking Bridge. There will also be a river march by boat across the Allegheny River. For more information, please contact Patrick Young at 412-298-6361 or Mel Packer at melpacker@aol.com.

The following 60 organizations and individuals have endorsed the Earth Day Protest Against Fracking:
Allegheny College Students for Environmental Action,http://webpub.allegheny.edu/group/sea/Home.html 
Michael Bagdes-Canning, Vice President, Cherry Valley Borough Council, Butler County
Timothy Bagdes-Canning, Councilmember, Cherry Valley Borough Council, Butler County
Beaver County Marcellus Awareness Committee
Benedictine Sisters Erie PA, www.eriebenedictines.org/
Berks Gas Truth, http://www.gastruth.org/
Brandywine Peace Community, www.brandywinepeace.com
Bucks County Green Party, www.pa.greens.org/bucks/
Citizens for Clean Water, Citizens Against Marcellus Pollution (CAMP)
Clean Water Action, www.cleanwater.org
Communities United for Rights & Environment, http://marcellus-cure.blogspot.com/
Cross County Citizens Clean Air Coalition, 
Damascus Citizens for Sustainability, DamascusCitizens.org
Delaware County Green Party, www.delcogreens.org/
 
Delaware Riverkeeper Network, www.delawareriverkeeper.org 
Earthworks, www.earthworksaction.org/
Energy Justice Network, www.energyjustice.net/
Environmental Justice Committee, Thomas Merton Center,http://thomasmertoncenter.org/projects/environmental-justice/ 
Food & Water Watch, www.foodandwaterwatch.org
Fracking Truth Alliance, http://frackingtruth.webs.com/
Frack Mountainwww.frackmountain.com 
Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition, www.gdacoalition.org/

Granny Peace Brigade Philadelphia, 
Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA), www.gpofpa.org
Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP), www.gpop.org
Growing Community Project, facebook.com/growingcommunityprojectPA
Celia Janosik, Beaver County Volunteer Water Quality Monitor,
Kill Mammon, www.killmammon.wordpress.com/about/  Laurel Highlands Energy Awareness Project
Lehigh Valley Gas Truth, www.gastruth.org/
Lehigh Valley Greens,
Lenape Nation, Chief Shelley DePaul, www.lenapenation.org/main.html
Luzerne County Green Party,
Marcellus Outreach Butler, www.marcellusoutreachbutler.org/ 
Marcellus Protest, www.marcellusprotest.org/
Montgomery County Green Party, www.greens.org/pa/montgomery/
Mountain Watershed Association, www.mtwatershed.com 
Northwest Greens, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nwgreens/
Peach Bottom Concerned Citizens Group, www.pbccg.com/
PennEnvironment
www.PennEnvironment.org
PA Alliance for Clean Water and Air, www.pacwa.org/ 
PA Sierra Club, Allegheny Group 
PA Sierra Club, Northeast Group
Physicians for Social Responsibility Philadelphiawww.psrphila.orgJoshua Pribanic and Melissa Troutman, www.TripleDivideFilm.org
Protecting Our Waters, www.protectingourwaters.com
Jasmine Rivera, Action United,
Mark Schmerling Photography, www.schmerlingdocumentary.com
Shadbush Environmental Justice Collective, www.shadbushcollective.org/289/ 
Shale Justice Coalition,
South Hills Area Against Dangerous Drilling (SHAADD), www.shaadd.org
350 Berks & Lehigh Valley Climate Action, Steve Todd, Candidate for Derry Township Supervisor 
Tour de Frack www.tourdefrack.com
Dr. Walter Tsou, Phila. Commissioner of Health 2000-2002
Upper Burrell Citizens Against Marcellus Pollution
Westmoreland Marcellus Citizens’ Group, www.westmorelandmarcellus.blogspot.com/,
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Philadelphia/Delco Branch
York County Green Party, www.yorkgreenparty.org

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