Get on the Justice Bus Rally & Tour (Dec 9 Mountville PA)
Dec
9
9:30 AM09:30

Get on the Justice Bus Rally & Tour (Dec 9 Mountville PA)

Get on the Justice Bus Rally & Tour for land and home against the Atlantic Sunrise export pipeline! Join us at 9:30 in the morning for a brief gathering & rally at Trinity Reformed UCC Church (450 W. Main Street, Mountville, PA 17554). Coffee, tea, and doughnuts will help us kick off the day!

From there, we’ll load the Justice Bus (or two, or three) for a tour of pipeline construction through Lancaster County, viewing firsthand the devastation happening in Pennsylvania for the benefit of Oklahoma billionaires.

Along the way, we’ll hear stories from ordinary Lancaster residents who’ve been arrested in recent weeks defending the people’s “right to clean air, pure water, and the preservation of the environment” as guaranteed by the PA Constitution (Art 1, Sec 27). 

Bring a bagged lunch for the bus, and come ready to take part in a massive community-led action before the day’s out! There will be roles to play for every risk level, including no risk at all.

Our goal for the day? To proclaim—loud and clear—that “We the People” will not be silent in the face of corporate tyranny as it poisons our water, condemns our land, and endangers our communities before our very eyes.

Help us make December 9 our biggest day of action yet!
In order to have enough buses, please reserve your free seat by Thursday December 7th at ticket link on the event page. Hope to see you there!

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Celebrating the Local Fight Against Fracking (Dec 4 Monroeville PA)
Dec
4
6:00 PM18:00

Celebrating the Local Fight Against Fracking (Dec 4 Monroeville PA)

Please join Food & Water Watch and Sustainable Monroeville as we host a potluck celebrating a year of Allegheny County communities standing up to fight the fracking industry.

***Help us keep track of how many people we should be prepared for by RSVPing here: fwwat.ch/mopfundraiser. Once you RSVP, we'll send you an email with the event location ***

We’ve seen amazing victories over the past year. In Monroeville and Oakmont, we passed ordinances to protect communities from seismic testing, and are moving forward with oil and gas zoning ordinances to protect families from fracking. The Plum Borough community is fighting newly proposed fracking wells and underground injection wells for the disposal of fracking wastewater. 

These victories show what is possible when we get organized to fight for our health and safety. Food & Water Watch wants to replicate our fight in many of the surrounding communities, such as North Huntington, Upper and Lower Burrell, Pitcairn, and Penn Hills. That means building the resources we’ll need to scale up this important work. 

Please consider signing up as a monthly contributor to Food & Water Watch at this event! If you can't make the event, or want to sign up as a member before you come, you can do so here:

http://act.foodandwaterwatch.org/site/Donation2?6194.donation=form1&df_id=6194&mfc_pref=T

We’ll have de-toxifying green drinks, made with organic veggies and roots, as well as delicious salad and soup. There will be a potluck starting at 6 PM so please feel free to bring vegan, preferably organic, dishes. 

Starting at 7 PM we'll have a short program with speakers including former Pittsburgh City Councilman Doug Shields, who has led the Food & Water Watch’s Municipal Outreach Project.

RSVP at this link and we'll send you an email with the event location:
fwwat.ch/mopfundraiser

To read more about our campaign, check out this Post-Gazette article:http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2017/05/30/Marcellus-Shale-drilling-Allegheny-County-zoning-ordinance-pa/stories/201705240023

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Pipeline Construction Impacts & Community Monitoring (Dec 3 Millersville PA)
Dec
3
1:00 PM13:00

Pipeline Construction Impacts & Community Monitoring (Dec 3 Millersville PA)

Public presentation by Faith Zerbe, Director of Monitoring Program, Delaware Riverkeeper Network & Q&A session

Topics to be presented: Tree Cutting Phase, Typical Waterbody & Wetlands Crossings, Steep Slope Practices, Erosion & Sediment Control Practices, What is Allowed & Not Allowed During Pipeline Construction & More.

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Prayer Walk Along the Pipeline (Dec 2- West Chester PA)
Dec
2
3:30 PM15:30

Prayer Walk Along the Pipeline (Dec 2- West Chester PA)

  • United Church of Christ East Goshen (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a Prayer Walk Along the Pipeline. We will pray for safety & our environment. The walk route is less than one mile. Family friendly signs are encouraged. Please leave pets at home as we will be walking along a busy road. Refreshments after the event, and you are welcome to stay for our Saturday afternoon service, Roots & Roofs, at the conclusion of the Prayer Walk.

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Fracking: Money and Politics with Rep. Greg Vitali (Nov 28 Philadelphia PA)
Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

Fracking: Money and Politics with Rep. Greg Vitali (Nov 28 Philadelphia PA)

Join us for an evening of discussion about fracking for natural gas and its associated impacts on environmental and human health. Guest SpeakerState Representative Greg Vitali. Member 166th District, Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, will present his "Marcellus Money and the Pennsylvania Legislature Report." Rep. Vitali hails from the 166th Legislative District (serving parts of Delaware and Montgomery Counties), where he has been a champion of the environment since 1992. 

Rep. Vitali will share his analysis of PA campaign finance reports, lobbying reports and ethics statements relating to gas drilling in our state. His presentation will show the amount of money spent by the gas drilling industry on our elected officials, illustrate the policy consequences of lobbyist influence, and discuss recommended changes.

This program is co-hosted by the WILPF - Philadelphia/Delco Branch(Women's International League for Peace and Freedom - Greater Philadelphia Branch), and Weavers Way Co-op's Environment Committee.

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VDTE Pipeline/Birdsboro Power Plant Public Hearing, 11/2 (Nov 2- Birdsboro PA)
Nov
2
6:30 PM18:30

VDTE Pipeline/Birdsboro Power Plant Public Hearing, 11/2 (Nov 2- Birdsboro PA)

WE NEED YOU at the public hearing on November 2nd at 6:30 in Birdsboro. Pre-hearing rally at 5:30!

Tell the PA DEP you want them to DENY the water quality certification for the DTE pipeline and the Birdsboro power plant. It we can get them to deny the certification, we can stop this unnecessary, climate-killing project!

We need lots of you to put your opposition on the record by making brief 3 - 5 minute comments during the hearing. The announcement from the DEP provides more detail, but I'll be happy to work with anyone who would like to prepare a comment and isn't sure where to begin.http://www.ahs.dep.pa.gov/NewsRoomPublic/articleviewer.aspx?id=21315&typeid=1

Please take a moment to RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfZPmu2igdpdOCo8KC5kdQu-cyrawAtEXvwAsafvudAne8IxA/viewform

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Standing Rock to Split Rock (Sept 23- Philadelphia PA)
Sep
23
7:00 PM19:00

Standing Rock to Split Rock (Sept 23- Philadelphia PA)

The event includes presentations from Indigenous leaders, performances from Aztec dancers, and music from the Humbleman Band. Members of the Prayer Camp will join us for this evening so that we can learn more about how we can help each other face those who threaten our water and our environment.

Donation at the door will be on a sliding scale from $5 to $20. Drinks will be available for purchase. Snacks will be provided.

The inspiring resistance of the Standing Rock Water Protectors, that the world witnessed last year, is being replicated by the Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp in northern New Jersey. 

The issues that gave rise to the Standing Rock Camp are ongoing and evident in our own region. As the Standing Rock band of the Sioux (Oceti Sakowin) and their allies battled Energy Transfer Partners to stop the Dakota Access Pipe Line (DAPL) from destroying their lands, their sacred burial grounds and their water, so too the Ramapough Lenape Nation is battling Spectra Company’s Algonquin and Pilgrim pipelines that threaten their lands in our region. The Lenape have formed the Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp on their land in Mahwah NJ to provide strength and direction in this effort. They are asking for our help.

Info: resist@humbleman.com

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Pilgrim’s pipelines would cross 257 waterways and could cause catastrophic damage to drinking water. Even without oil spills, the horizontal drilling for this pipeline under the 257 Hudson Valley waterways would damage them. These pipelines would carry climate-damaging Bakken Shale crude and/or tar sands crude contributing to the climate change crises. 

The Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp is named after the sacred Split Rock site that lies within the mountains of northeastern New Jersey. "Sweet water" is the Lenape meaning for Ramapough. For generations, members of the Ramapough Lenape Nation have regarded this sacred site as a place of worship and reflection, a tradition that is still kept dear today.

We share a common vulnerability to the continued development of fossil fuels – even if we are not directly in the path of the pipeline. We also have the obligation to stand by our Native neighbors as they insist that the original treaties, giving them permanent rights to their lands, be honored.


We are invited by the Ramapough Nation to join them as allies in solidarity with all people who resist the desecration of Mother Earth.

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Action Training and Camp Out
Aug
5
to Aug 6

Action Training and Camp Out

JOIN THE COMMUNITY FIGHT

Join us, Saturday August 5th as we dive into the details of direct action and strategic planning. We will have a day full of conversations, food, singing, and creativity. The morning will have a Non-Violent mass action training. Followed by a BYO lunch. The Afternoon will have break-out groups with facilitated discussion based on different styles of direct actions. Their will be a lot of space to converse, so bring your creativity and experience to The Stand with you.

Dinner will be provided and followed by a fun night of dancing and singing around fires. We will continue to share stories and build community as we spend time with each other under the Conestoga night sky.

Sunday morning breakfast will be provided. We will then spend the rest of the day building movement art and action gear.

#SeeYouAtTheStand

Saturday, August 5th

10am-12pm

Non-violent mass action training/refresher

12pm-1pm

BYO picnic lunch

1pm-4pm

Breakout groups to plan and practice actions.

Training for key roles: legal observer, police liaison, etc.

4pm-5pm

Debrief

5pm

Dinner and Camp out

Sunday, August 6th

10am-2pm

Blockade build, art build, action prep.

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Day of Actions vs. Wells Fargo
Jul
29
10:00 AM10:00

Day of Actions vs. Wells Fargo

  • NE corner of the farmers market at Rittenhouse Square park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On Saturday, July 29, 2017, we will have--for the 4th month in a row-- a Day of Actions against Wells Fargo Bank for its financial support of the Keystone XL pipeline. Join us in one of our peaceful direct actions against Wells Fargo Bank branches in four different "states," including Washington, D.C., Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. Please RSVP to one of the actions by clicking the weblink below

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Ban Fracking in the Delaware Watershed- Deliver Petitions in PHL
Jul
28
to Jul 29

Ban Fracking in the Delaware Watershed- Deliver Petitions in PHL

Join us at the Army Corps of Engineers as we call on Governors of PA, NJ, NY, DE, and the Army Corps of Engineers to act to ban fracking in the Delaware!

Tens of thousands of people have signed petitions to the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) demanding a permanent ban on fracking in the Delaware River Watershed over the past weeks. Organizations from each state are delivering the petitions to the voting members of the DRBC in a Week of Speaking Out July 24 through 28. 

Join us Friday to deliver petitions to the Army Corps of Engineers, which acts as the Federal representative to the DRBC

There is an effort by industry to lift the current moratorium on gas drilling and fracking in the Delaware River Watershed. There are signs that DRBC staff may be listening to their threats. As we face Washington’s attack on our essential environmental protections, the danger of exposing the Watershed to the devastation of fracking is all the more pressing considering that President Trump’s representative on the DRBC, the Army Corps of Engineers, holds 1 of the 5 votes that will decide the river’s future.

17 million people get their drinking water from the Delaware River Watershed, including New York City and Philadelphia. Our water is clean because of Special Protection Waters regulations that don’t allow degradation of this Wild and Scenic River. 

DRBC’s de-facto moratorium prohibits permits for drilling since 2010 to protect the Watershed; we know, and science proves, that regulations can’t make drilling safe and, like New York and Maryland, the only way to prevent pollution is a permanent ban. 
Since February, hundreds of people have been protesting at the DRBC meetings calling for a ban. We spoke loud and clear: Ban Fracking in the Delaware River Watershed! 

Now the petitions signed by tens of thousands of concerned people will be delivered to the doorsteps of DRBC’s voting members so their voices are heard. 

It’s not too late to sign the petition to enact a permanent ban on all gas development, including drilling and fracking, in the Delaware River Watershed! Take action right now: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/ban-fracking-in-the-delaware-1

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Thousands of Petitions for Clean Water – Ban Fracking!
Jul
24
to Jul 28

Thousands of Petitions for Clean Water – Ban Fracking!

What: Week of Speaking Out - Press Conferences to submit signed petitions to DRBC
When and Where:
Monday July 24 - 11:00 am, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Million Dollar Staircase, NY Capitol Building, Albany, NY
Tuesday July 25 – 11:30 am, Governor Chris Christie, Outside State House Annex, 125 W State St., Trenton, NJ 08608
Wednesday July 26 - 12:00 noon, Governor John Carney, Steps of Tatnall Building, 150 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd South, Dover, DE 19901
Thursday July 27 – 11:30 am, Governor Tom Wolf, State Capitol Building Rotunda, Harrisburg, PA
Friday July 28 – 11:00 am, Brigadier General Graham, Army Corps of Engineers, The Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East
Philadelphia, PA 19107-3390

It’s not too late to sign the petition to enact a permanent ban on all gas development, including drilling and fracking, in the Delaware River Watershed! Take action right now: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/ban-fracking-in-the-delaware-1

Tens of thousands of people have signed petitions to the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) demanding a permanent ban on fracking in the Delaware River Watershed over the past weeks. Organizations from each state are delivering the petitions to the voting members of the DRBC in a Week of Speaking Out July 24 through 28.  

Press Conferences to deliver the petitions to the Governors of the four states and the Army Corps of Engineers are occurring each day – you are welcome to join us as we submit them to those who will be ultimately voting on the public’s demand for a complete ban on gas drilling and fracking throughout the Watershed. 

There is an effort by industry to lift the current moratorium on gas drilling and fracking in the Delaware River Watershed. There are signs that DRBC staff may be listening to their threats. As we face Washington’s attack on our essential environmental protections, the danger of exposing the Watershed to the devastation of fracking is all the more pressing considering that President Trump’s representative on the DRBC, the Army Corps of Engineers, holds 1 of the 5 votes that will decide the river’s future.

17 million people get their drinking water from the Delaware River Watershed, including New York City and Philadelphia. Our water is clean because of Special Protection Waters regulations that don’t allow degradation of this Wild and Scenic River. 

DRBC’s de-facto moratorium prohibits permits for drilling since 2010 to protect the Watershed; we know, and science proves, that regulations can’t make drilling safe and, like New York and Maryland, the only way to prevent pollution is a permanent ban.  
Since February, hundreds of people have been protesting at the DRBC meetings calling for a ban. We spoke loud and clear: Ban Fracking in the Delaware River Watershed! 

Now the petitions signed by tens of thousands of concerned people will be delivered to the doorsteps of DRBC’s voting members so their voices are heard. 

It’s not too late to sign the petition to enact a permanent ban on all gas development, including drilling and fracking, in the Delaware River Watershed! Take action right now: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/ban-fracking-in-the-delaware-1

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Preserve Raystown Lake! Comment today!
Jul
18
to Jul 27

Preserve Raystown Lake! Comment today!

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Raystown Lake (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Say NO to an early restart of constuction activities at Raystown Lake. Say NO to the Mariner East 2 pipeline and yes to public safety and protection of our environment.

Submit comments to the Baltimore District Corporate Communication Office by email to cenab-cc@usace.army.mil and by mail to 10 S. Howard Street, ATTN: CCO Room 11400, Baltimore, MD, 21201.

ACOE Raystown Project Manager:
Nick Krupa
814-658-3405

***COMMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY July 27***

Amendment to the ACOE Environmental Assesment can be accessed here: http://www.nab.usace.army.mil/Portals/63/docs/Regulatory/publicnotices/01%20EA%20Amendment%20071017%20w%20fig1.pdf?ver=2017-07-11-150553-980&timestamp=1499800327036

BACKGROUND:

This past Spring, #SunocoLogistics (now #EnergyTransferPartners) made promises to the Huntingdon County community. They promised that constuction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline at Raystown Lake would not impact tourism or recreation. They promised the project would be done safely and efficiently. They have broken those promises.

Originally, Sunoco was to stop work between May 15 and Labor Day in order to avoid peak recreation season at Seven Points. Now, they are asking for an early go-ahead from the Army Corps of Engineers and plan to begin drilling under the lake as soon as possible.

This past Spring, work at the lake was done by contractor Union Pipeline. The crews did not complete installation of the first of two major transmission lines by the May 15 deadline. In the process, they lost a drill bit underneath the lake during Horizontal Directional Drilling. They operated with broken erosion socks. Company security stalked locals as they recreated. In other parts of the state, similar drilling activity has contaminated multiple drinking water supplies and Pennsylvania waterways.

Now Sunoco has replaced Union Pipeline with an out-of-state contractor called Michels. Michels has operated on other controversial projects such as the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. They are not being brought in because they will works safer, but rather because they will work faster. Sunoco/Energy Transfer does not care about our community, but will harm our environment and economy to please their billionaire investors and European buyers.

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Community Prayer Vigil
Jul
14
7:00 PM19:00

Community Prayer Vigil

People of all faiths and traditions are welcome! Together, we’ll join in prayer, hope, and song for our land, water, and shared future. We’ll offer special prayers for Monday’s federal court hearing where Williams is seeking, once again, to take possession of the Sister’s land against their will.

Come early, before the vigil, with family, friends, and a picnic, to enjoy fellowship from 6 to 7 pm. Cedar Bluff Park, adjacent to the Chapel, 3939 Laurel Run, Columbia

#StandWithTheSisters

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Stop SEPTA's Deal with Mariner East 2 Pipeline!
Jun
22
2:30 PM14:30

Stop SEPTA's Deal with Mariner East 2 Pipeline!

Two days after Sunoco/ETP announced yet another drilling leak in Mariner East 2 pipeline construction, SEPTA's board will vote about whether to grant Sunoco/ETP an easement for the Mariner East 2 pipeline. The agreement would grant Sunoco easements for FOUR pipelines on the out-of-service Chester Creek Branch near Aston. SEPTA is a municipal authority. Its priority needs to be for the people living in SEPA, not a giant corporation that has already flouted local laws and endangered our environment and neighbors' safety.

Come pack the room and tell SEPTA to tell Sunoco/ETP NO!

The Board meeting begins at 3PM.

More information from the Board Meeting agenda here:
http://septa.org/about/board/pdf/agenda-06-17.pdf

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March and Rally Against Fracking Conferences in Pittsburgh
Jun
20
5:00 PM17:00

March and Rally Against Fracking Conferences in Pittsburgh

The week of June 20, two major petrochemical conferences will be descending on Pittsburgh. The Northeast US Petrochemical Construction Conference will meet at Station Square for the first half of the week and the DUG East Conference will be held at the Convention Center the second half of the week. The fracking companies are doubling down on destroying western Pennsylvania. 

Let's tell the frackers that they're not welcome in Pittsburgh! Join us at 5pm on June 20 for a march and rally against the toxic gas and plastic infrastructure at the DUG East and Northeast Petrochemical Conferences in downtown Pittsburgh. We'll meet at Station Square and march to the convention center.  

Transportation is available from:

Cranberry Commons—Lower Lot—Departing at 4:00pm
184 S Main St, Washington, PA—Departing at 4:00pm
Shop 'n Save, 4536 William Penn Hwy, Murrysville, PA 15668—Departing at 4:00pm

If you need a ride into the city please RSVP by June 13 so we can arrange enough transportation for everyone!
https://actionnetwork.org/events/march-and-rally-against-fracking-conferences-in-pittsburgh

The Direct Support Fund is made possible by The Heinz Endowments and The 11th Hour Project and is a project of the Mountain Watershed Association. For more information or to apply please visit www.mtwatershed.com.

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Pipeline Awareness Forum
Jun
15
6:00 PM18:00

Pipeline Awareness Forum

Join Us for a Panel Presentation
Speakers include State Representative Leanne Krueger-Braneky as well as representatives from Middletown Coalition for Community Safety and Sierra Club. Q&A to follow with panel members as well as Penn-Delco Superintendent Dr. Steinhoff, who will answer school safety questions.

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 Demand a ban on fracking June 14 in the Delaware River Watershed
Jun
14
10:00 AM10:00

Demand a ban on fracking June 14 in the Delaware River Watershed

  • Washington Crossing State Park Visitors Ctr. (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Demand a ban on fracking in the Delaware River June 14!

Wednesday June 14
10:30 am (gather at 10am)
Delaware River Basin Commission Business Meeting
Washington Crossing State Park, PA

Sign up with DRBC NOW to speak: http://bit.ly/2pwsQfi
And let us know you’ll be there: http://bit.ly/2rY73wd 
Write up what you want to say and hand it in to the Commissioners! They won't be back until after the summer!

The public has been storming the Delaware River Basin Commission meetings this year to support a permanent ban on drilling and fracking in the Delaware River Watershed. On June 14, the DRBC Commissioners – the Governors of PA, NY, NJ and DE and the Trump Administration’s federal representative from the Army Corps -- will meet for the last time until the fall. Let’s use the public comment period to tell them why we, as individuals, oppose allowing fracking and why we support a complete drilling ban. 

Concern that the DRBC may be considering lifting the current moratorium has spurred a fury of public opposition and fueled the campaign to ban fracking and drilling in the Basin. The Governors and the feds are the voting members who will choose between fracking and a ban. They need to hear directly from those who would be impacted – you. 

Join your friends and neighbors during the meeting’s public comment session to IDENTIFY yourself – who you are, your profession, where you live, what you value and love about the river and its watershed that you will fight to protect from the ravages of gas development. Since big signs can’t be brought in the building, wear a t-shirt that makes your statement; write up a 2 minute statement that you can hand in to the Commissioners if they close down the comment period before you speak. To make an informed choice, the DRBC needs to understand where we are all coming from, why we want a ban. Let’s tell them! 
Sign up NOW with DRBC to speak: http://bit.ly/2pwsQfi 

Please RSVP here so we can share emerging details with you about the day: http://bit.ly/2rY73wd
Plan to be there by 10:00 am at the latest, bring a lunch and stay after to rally for a ban and enjoy the beautiful Delaware River at the Park. 

See you June 14!

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Rally against Atlantic Sunrise pipeline
Jun
4
12:00 PM12:00

Rally against Atlantic Sunrise pipeline

We will be gathering at Penns Square Lancaster corner of Kinh n Queen st. @ 12noon to raise awareness on the negative effects of the atlantic sunrise pipeline and the williams partners llc.
Please bring yourselves,signs,rattles,drums,singing voices and dancing shoes.
AIM Lancaster will be drumming if you feel you want to dance than by all means,dance!
Lets keep the momentum going,while we are not at camp lets bring it to the street!
Anyone interested in speaking please let me know.
AIM 4-LiFE!

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Planted Against the Pipeline: Opening Work Day
Jun
3
10:00 AM10:00

Planted Against the Pipeline: Opening Work Day

  • 4 Covered Bridge Dr Bloomsburg, PA 17815 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

William's Atlantic Sunrise pipeline, slated for construction through Columbia County, has prevented the farmers of Hearts & Bones Farm from farming the land this season. While unable to use the fields for CSA and their market garden, organic farmers Chris McCallum and Jill Lashmett refuse to abandon their land to the natural gas industry. 

This summer, with the help of the Columbia County Against the Pipeline Campaign, the Shalefield Organizing Committee, and the community, Hearts & Bones farm will be "Planted Against the Pipeline," featuring flowers of resistance, a pumpkin patch, and more! 

Planting will kick-off on Saturday June 3rd, where field will be planted with wildflowers, Sunflowers, and various types of Jack-o-Lantern Pumpkins! 

Future events will be held throughout the summer to mulch the Pumpkin Patch, weed the field, and more. 
Volunteers will be needed throughout the summer, so if you can't make our first event, stay tuned!

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Fracking in Your Community: Municipal Rights + Responsibilities
Jun
3
8:30 AM08:30

Fracking in Your Community: Municipal Rights + Responsibilities

Are municipalities prepared to deal with drilling in their communities? Join us for a forum on everything you'll need to know about local zoning regulations and preparing for shale drilling in your community.

This event is for elected officials and community leaders looking to engage with this issue at the local level in their community. 

Seating is limited, so register today!

For more information, contact Douglas A. Shields at dshields@fwwatch.org or 267-428-1917.

Confirmed Speakers:

John Smith, Esq., Smith Butz Law
Patricia McGrail, Esq., McGrail & Associates
George Jugovic, Esq., PennFuture
Joe Horowitz, Esq., Commissioner, South Fayette Township
Patricia M. DeMarco, PhD., Councilmember, Forest Hills Borough
Kirk Jalbert, Ph.D. and Matt Kelso, The FracTracker Alliance

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Lancaster Water Week
Jun
3
to Jun 10

Lancaster Water Week

  • Lancaster County Conservancy (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lancaster County is blessed with 1,500 stream miles. Forty-seven percent of these streams are polluted and cannot support their original aquatic life. Our rivers and streams are the source of our drinking water and recreation to be enjoyed by all. Our waterways drive economic opportunity and growth that benefits our local economy and agriculture. To protect these waters, we want to strengthen the sense of stewardship in Lancaster County. Water Connects Us All!

During Water Week you can expect tours of restoration projects, stream studies, kayak and bike tours, a movie night, river clean-up, riparian buffer tree planting, and a branded Water Week beer. Events include Susquehanna Riverlands National Trails Day Celebration along the Northwest River Trail, the Chiques Creek Watershed Expo, and Lancaster Conservancy’s Picnic on the Preserve. For a full listing and to sign up for events please visit
lancasterwaterweek.org

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