Shadbush Announces Location of Camp, Logistics, and Schedule. Camp Registration is Live Location, Location, Location The Shadbush Collective is excited to announce the site of this fall’s Shalefield Justice Action Camp. The camp will be the Henry Farm in Bessemer, Pennsylvania. Maggie Henry has raised eggs, poultry, and pork on her farm in Bessemer, PA… Read more »
Over the past several months we’ve seen an incredible burst of activity aimed at stopping gas drilling, mountaintop removal, and other forms of harmful resource extraction. In May, Butler County activists staged a hazmat suit-clad occupation of PA Representative and fracking cheerleader Brian Ellis’ office demanding that he be accountable to the Woodlands, a community… 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 »
Direct Action in the Shalefields Organizing and Action Training Saturday, October 22 10am-4pm Pittsburgh Friends’ Meeting House 4836 Ellsworth Ave. Across the Marcellus Shale Region people are organizing, mobilizing and taking action in unprecedented ways to confront gas companies and their plans to destroy our communities and environment. Grassroots groups are meeting together, pressuring political… Read more »
The Shalefields Reporter 8-page paper features personal stories of people affected by fracking and an in-depth look at all aspects of the drilling process. It also analyzes industry claims that the drilling industry will bring wealth to our communities. Produced by the Shadbush Collective and the Pittsburgh Independent Media Center, with the support of Marcellus… 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.