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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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »