The fight against fracking is heating up this summer. People across the region are taking direct action to defend their communities and protect their air and water. Earlier this month in Jersey Shore, PA residents of the Riverdale Mobile Home park and supporters blocked construction of a water withdrawal station on the Susquehanna River for… Read more »
Listen to a radio feature on the Riverdale Blockade – hear from residents and volunteers about how it happened, why they did it, and how the experience of holding the community’s space proved unexpectedly transformative for those involved. riverdale2 Produced by Ben Fiorillo and Jessica McPherson.
For Immediate Release: Wednesday, June 12th, 2012 Press Contact: email@example.com Deb Eck (Riverdale Resident): (570) 772-3335; Sarah Ross (Media Contact): (410) 490-1745 http://www.saveriverdale.com/ Twelve Day Blockade Ended; Supporters Say the Story is Not Over After twelve days of community resistance against the displacement of the residents of Riverdale Mobile Home Park for the construction of… Read more »
saveriverdale.com This report was from my experience at the Riverdale Mobile Home Park last weekend. Since writing this the remaining residents accepted a much better (though still inadequate) offer from Aqua America, police and private security have ordered the volunteers to leave, and construction of the withdrawal station has began. But the spirit of Riverdale… Read more »
Marcellus Outreach Butler and their allies occupy office of Act 13 sponsor Brian Ellis, retrieve water for families affected by fracking
more photos on our flickr: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjzwybgb Lyndora, PA – On Monday morning about 20 members of Marcellus Outreach Butler and their allies entered the office of state representative Brian Ellis (11th district) to call attention to the dangers created by Act 13 and demand justice for the ten families in Ellis’ district whose water has… Read more »
Join Big Idea and the Shadbush Collective for this reading and discussion with author, Stephen Hren. Wed April 18 7-9PM Big Idea Bookstore and Cafe 4812 Liberty Ave
Marcellus Infrastructure Counter Summit: Stop the Pipelines, Stop Fracking! On March 20, join Marcellus Protest for an inspiring evening of dinner, action, education and organizing to build the movement against shale gas development. We are already witnessing the devastating impacts of fracking throughout our region: poisoned water, polluted air, dead animals, and many sick people. But the… Read more »
Shalefields Grassroots Reporter Issue #2: -Grassroots Organizing and Resistance- A CALL FOR STORY PITCHES!
Dear Fellow Fracktivists, As we see an end in sight for the dark (yet disturbingly warm) winter, we at the Shadbush Environmental Justice Collective and Pittsburgh Independent Media Center are gearing up for a new issue of the Shalefields Grassroots Reporter. We have distributed nearly 40,000 copies of the first edition, which documented the… Read more »
from our friends in Ohio… OCCUPY THE DRILLERS! CALL TO ACTION: November 30, Youngstown, OH The Marcellus shale gas industry wants us to believe that they are care takers of Ohio, that their use of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, and related operations will be great for the Midwest and the Rust Belt. We know that’s not… Read more »
In the spirit of movements across the country against corporate power, local organizers, activists, and occupiers are calling for an occupation of the Developing Unconventional Gas conference in Pittsburgh. Tuesday, November 15 5:15pm – March on the conference, meet at Occupy Pittsburgh/Mellon Green, 6th and Grant downtown 6:00pm – People’s Reception and Occupation begins, David… Read more »