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About Us

Three Rivers Rising Tide was formed as the Shadbush Environmental Justice Collective in  spring of 2010 out of a desire to develop a more radical response to the climate crisis and environmental injustice as they manifest in Pittsburgh and throughout our region.  The Shadbush Collective organized actions, educational events, trainings, and published literature for more… Read more »

  • Take Non-Violent Direct Action for Climate Justice!

    New York City | September 17-24, 2014 International Week of Solidarity with Frontline Communities Around the World On September 23rd, political and corporate leaders are meeting at the United Nations in New York City for the Climate Summit 2014. This summit represents yet another step towards the corporate takeover of the UN climate negotiations, and… Read more »

  • Rally to Support Curbing Climate Pollution from Power Plants, Pittsburgh, July 31

    ACTION. Demonstrate your support for national climate action. Join hundreds of citizens from around the tri-state area at a rally and march outside the public hearing on the EPA’s Clean Power Plan to reduce climate change emissions. We need to send a strong message to the EPA and Big Coal that there’s overwhelming public support for national… Read more »

  • Rich Fitzgerald Needs a Science Lesson – “Gravity” will prevent water contamination from fracking?

    On April 8, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald held a public hearing on the issue of leasing Deer Lakes County Park to Range Resources for fracking.  Fitzgerald claimed that there is no way that frack fluids several thousand feet down in the Marcellus Shale layer could contaminate aquifers, because “gravity is holding them down”.  Clearly… Read more »

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    ‘Public Hearing’ on Fracking Deer Lake Park

    Wednesday, April 2 at 7:00pm Deer Lakes High School, 163 East Union Road, West Deer Township, PA Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald recently announced that, over the strenuous opposition of the residents of Allegheny County, he cut a deal with Range Resources to allow the natural gas giant to frack under Deer Lakes Park. Before Fitzgerald’s… Read more »

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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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    PA State Supreme Court strikes down Act 13 and notes the environmental impacts of fracking…

    On December 19, the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court issued a ruling striking down key portions of Act 13, striking a crushing blow to the gas industry and a huge victory for community rights in Pennsylvania.  Most notably the ruling was not issued based on some legal technicality, but based on the provision of the Pennsylvania… Read more »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »