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FYI: Fracking chemicals still showing up in PA freshwater mussels

Environmental Health News, 10 September 2018—Chemicals from fracking wastewater dumped into Pennsylvania’s Allegheny River before 2011 are still accumulating in the bodies of freshwater mussels downstream, according to a new study. The study, published Wednesday in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental … more

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Renewable Energy vs. Fracking & Pipelines

by Tara Zrinski In the years that I have been part of the active opposition to the PennEast Pipeline and fracking in Pennsylvania as local organizer for Food and Water Watch and through Pennsylvania Voters Against Fracking, I have seen … more

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Anti-fracking activists targeted in PA!’

Remember a couple of years ago, when the state was compiling ‘intelligence’ about anti-fracking activists and environmentalists and then sharing it with the industry and using it to intimidate those opposed to fracking? Not much has changed, as a February 2 … more

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CELDF 11-5-14 Election Update: Community Rights Fracking Bans

From: Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CEDLF), 11-5-14: Election results are in for our communities – please join us in celebrating the following wins for Community Rights: ATHENS, OH: With 78% of the vote, Athens, OH, residents overwhelmingly adopted a … more

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FYI – Noël Jones article on Fracking

The Neighbors of Easton blog has an article today titled ‘Fracking in Western PA & Rendell’s New “Wuss” Book‘ which also discusses the importance of  defending local self-government. A community rights ordinance is on the agenda for Easton City Council. … more

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Barnaby Ruhe: ‘Ban Fracking Locally’

From Barnaby Ruhe, 5/9/2012: only local action is going to happen, folks. and probably only mothers’ actions with pots and pans. someone has to stop the imminent destruction for the children. that it is a clear violation of fundamental rights, … more

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Stop Fracking!

Actions by the Alliance,  Clean Water Action, Delaware Riverkeeper, Lehigh Valley Gas Truth, PennEnvironment, Sierra Club (Lehigh Valley), and many individuals concerned about the horrific risks to health and the environment from drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale, which uses hydraulic fracturing, … more

Protect us from the dangers of drilling & fracking!

The following is from a letter to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection or Environmental Quality Board. If you have any questions, suggestions, or corrections please let us know. It may—theoretically—be possible to drill for shale gas reserves safely, but … more

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Climate Action, Structure, Power

by Martin Boksenbaum Two lines from T.S. Eliot’s poem “The Hollow Men” meant little to me until thinking about how to talk about what needs to be done, what we need to do, to address the climate crisis. Although certainly … more

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Peter’s blog: ‘Thanksgiving & Colonialism’

Thanksgiving Day seems an appropriate time to post this brief historical note about Colonialism in the United States. I’ll start by mentioning that this is the original territory of the Lenape, now known as the Delaware. Like most parts of … more

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