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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 »

  • 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 »

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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 »

  • 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 »

  • This Earth Day–Make it Our DEP!

    This Earth Day join in statewide demonstrations demanding protection and justice from OUR Department of Environmental Protection. This “Day of Action” will see rallies at each of the PA DEP regional offices–Harrisburg, Meadville, Norristown, Pittsburgh, Wilkes-Barre, and Williamsport. The coalition, which already includes 40 environmental organizations & grassroots fracktivist groups, is demanding that DEP fulfill… Read more »

  • Immigration and Environment: A Response to Bill McKibben

    Recently, a few national environmental organizations have put out articles supporting immigration reform. Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org, recently published such an article in the LA Times: Immigration reform – for the climate.   McKibben challenges the idea that more immigrants necessarily means more carbon emissions. He goes on to say that more immigrants does… Read more »

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    New Issue of the Shalefields Grassroots Reporter is IN!

    The new issue of the Shalefields Grassroots Reporter is IN! This new 16-page issue features in-depth information on the fracking process and its risks to communities and the environment, stories of resistance from across the Shalefields and beyond, and two large pull-out posters designed by the Just Seeds Design Collective. We have 15,000 copies and… Read more »

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    Planning Grassroots Strategic Campaigns

    Planning Grassroots Strategic Campaigns Saturday, March 30 1pm-3pm Sierra Club Office (425 M Craig St. Pittsburgh) From the fracking boom here in the Marcellus Shale, to the Keystone XL Pipeline running through the middle of the country, to coal exports in the Pacific Northwest we are facing an unprecedented onslaught of infrastructure and extraction programs… Read more »

  • Lakota Elders Truth Tour Comes to Pittsburgh!

    Will you stand behind the Lakota Grandmothers?Join us as traditional Lakota elders from Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota speak out on the world stage to end the genocide of their people and reclaim their traditional matriarchal leadership. Listen to the elders share their stories of resistance. Learn the truth from Lakota elders and activists… Read more »

  • Lockdown wrapup – we’ll fight another day, but Henrietta still in Shell’s hands

    Once the police arrived on the scene, negotiations between authorities and the locked-down protesters resolved that if they stayed beyond 4:30, they would be arrested.  In the course of the day many passers-by honked and waved; some drove in from Ohio to see Henrietta after they heard about the lock-down on the internet; and several… Read more »