For Immediate Release, September 24 For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org Residents of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Head to DC for Appalachia Rising and Call for the Abolition of Mountaintop Removal Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Students activist and residents from Pittsburgh are heading to Washington, D.C. September 25-27 to participate in Appalachia Rising, a mass mobilization calling for the abolition… Read more »
September 25-27 Washington, DC Appalachia Rising is a mass mobilization calling for the abolition of mountaintop removal. It is a mobilization of thousands of coalfield residents, students & youth, people of all faiths, celebrities, miners, artists converging on Washington, DC to demand the abolition of surface mining, a just transition for coalfield communities, and renewed… Read more »
Members and friends of the Shadbush Collective stopped by opening night at the Consol Energy Center. As throngs of Beatle lovers converged on the brand new arena for a special concert by Paul McCartney, about a dozen of us held a giant banner reading “Our Drinking Water Matters: Stop Drilling the Marcellus” while distributing hundreds… Read more »
The Shadbush Collective presents “What the Frack is Happening Down There?!” an introduction to the process, threats and systems involved in the new and dangerous form of natural gas drilling happening in the Marcellus Shale. Join us to learn how this unconventional drilling practice threatens our land, water and health – and find out ways… Read more »
Thursday, September 2 6:30-8:00 pm Arsenal Park in Lawrenceville (Near 40th St. Between Penn and Butler) It seems like everywhere we go, folks are talking about this new natural gas drilling method called hydraulic fracturing (or fracking). Groups across Pittsburgh and around the region are forming and coming together to resist this incredibly destructive practice… Read more »
Protest the Opening of the Consol Energy Center Wednesday, August 18 6:00 pm-7:30 pm Consol Energy Center (Meet us at the Corner of 5th and Washington in Uptown) Paul McCartney is playing at the official grand opening of the Consol Energy Center on Wednesday, August 18th. We love Paul McCartney! We love his solo act,… Read more »
Tell the Allegheny County Council how you feel about gas drilling in your backyard: Public hearing this Wednesday, July 21. The Allegheny County Council will meet this week to hear comment from the public regarding the impact of Marcellus Shale drilling in the county. A large number of permits have already been granted in the… Read more »
With a banner reading “Our Drinking Water Maters: Stop Drilling Marcellus” we call for a moratorium on further Marcellus shale development in Pennsylvania. As Pittsburgh hosts the U.N. World Environment Day, there is great public focus on the importance of clean water and on Pittsburgh’s transition to a green economy. We are deeply troubled that this dialogue has not addressed the serious impacts of Marcellus Shale gas drilling on our water, land, and health. The scope of its impact across Pennsylvania is truly enormous, but as yet the public has little familiarity with the issue.