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Spring Fling Hoedown!

Saturday, April 5 at 8:00pm Shiloh Church, 3832 Mintwood St., Pittsburgh, PA Come shake the snow off your branches, and join the 2nd Spring Fling Hoedown!Fun(d)raiser to jointly benefit the fund for fresh water in the Woodlands community in Butler County, and New Voices Pittsburgh: Women of Color for Reproductive Justice. The Shadbush Collective presents a… Read more »

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Joint Terrorism Task Force Brands Shadbush Collective ‘Ecoterrorist’ Organization

In a recently leaked presentation, the FBI, PA State Police and Joint Terrorism Task Force profile environmental justice and anti-fracking activist groups including Marcellus Shale Earth First, Shadbush Environmental Justice Collective, Energy Action Coalition labeling them ‘environmental extremists’ and ‘ecoterrorists’ Read the full presentation here: 11_Terrorism

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Protesters Hold UBS Accountable for Funding Mountaintop Removal in Series of Protests

Stamford, CT – Early this morning, three activists hung a huge banner reading “UBS. Stop Funding Mountaintop Removal” off of a crane constructing the 66 Summers St building in downtown Stamford.   Later in the day two activists entered the UBS headquarters in Stamford, locking themselves to a bannister and hanging a banner reading “UBS. Divest… Read more »

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Over One Thousand Rising Tiders, Powershifters, and Supporters Leave Permitted Power Shift March Route to Support Direct Action in Pittsburgh

At around 12:30pm, 10 protesters began a sit-in at the Allegheny County Courthouse, blocking the main hallway in County Executive Rich Fitzgerald’s office suite. The protesters called on Fitzgerald to drop plans to open up Allegheny County Parks for fracking.  The County Executive’s office is currently reviewing proposals from natural gas drilling companies to lease the… Read more »

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Protect Our Parks–Don’t Let Rich Fitzgerald Frack Allegheny County’s Parks!

March and Rally Saturday, October 19th 2 pm Meet at the David Lawrence Convention Center If County Executive Rich Fitzgerald has his way, notorious fracking giant Range Resources could begin drilling under our parks over the next year. Fitzgerald has already circulated a request for proposals for leases to frack under Deer Lakes Park and… Read more »

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Fitzgerald on Drilling; Schooled by Citizens since 2010

In August of 2010, after a showing of Gasland in Frick Park, Rich Fitzgerald took part in a panel discussion on Marcellus Drilling with filmmaker Josh Fox and local activists. Fitzgerald tried to convince the crowd drilling could be done responsibly, but local residents had clearly done more homework than he had about the issue,… Read more »

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No Fracking County Parks! Cram the Council Meeting – 8/20

On Tuesday August 20 join concerned residents from across Allegheny County as we launch a new campaign to stop fracking in Allegheny County parks.  Since industry-bankrolled County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced plans earlier this year to open up Deer Lakes Park for drilling, a broad coalition including Shadbush, Marcellus Protest, South Hills Area Against Dangerous Drilling,… Read more »

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Earth Day, Every Day – Make it Our DEP!

Southwest Pennsylvania residents demand accountability from the DEP Audio from action!  Today, Earth Day, residents harmed by fracking and dozens of their allies descended on the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Southwest regional office in Pittsburgh calling for major changes in the agency’s handling of oil and gas permitting and oversight.   Around 2pm, over 100… Read more »

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Students Call Out Center for Sustainable Shale Development

A coalition of Pennsylvania and Ohio students and residents staged a mock wedding today at the EQT Plaza in downtown Pittsburgh to condemn the misguided union of corporations and environmental nonprofits through the Center for Sustainable Shale Development (CSSD). Oil and gas companies, such as Shell, Chevron, and CONSOL Energy, and environmental nonprofits, such as… Read more »