As summer heats up, groups committed to fight for clean air and water in Pennsylvania are ramping up the pressure on Governor Wolf, state legislators and regulatory agencies to stop pipelines that endanger our communities, halt the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure, and make a plan to transition Pennsylvania to clean, renewable energy. Three important … Continue reading 3 events fight for clean air, safe communities, and a livable climate
People all across Pennsylvania, the US, and the world are resisting fossil fuel expansion. I am particularly humbled and inspired by the Standing Rock Sioux. Last year, they bravely stood up to protect our planet from the Dakota Access Pipeline. Many indigenous nations, US army veterans and other allies joined them and endured water cannons, … Continue reading Being part of the Quilt 6, arrested for blocking pipeline construction
Yesterday at the courthouse... Residents of Middletown and West Goshen townships once again faced off with Sunoco Pipeline LP, this time at the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court. It was a hearing of an argument in the case of Middletown residents (the "Middletown Six") v. Sunoco Pipeline LP on the applicability of municipal zoning to Sunoco's proposed … Continue reading Yesterday at the Courthouse…
Our state has been blessed, some say. Possibly cursed, say some others. I’m talking about the abundant gas reserves in the Marcellus Shale. Cursed because of issues during Extraction, Transportation & Consumption. Extraction is also known as hydraulic fracturing or fracking. When chemicals are forced into the ground, they contaminate the water table, affecting the well water of rural townships. As the gas … Continue reading Marcellus Shale – A Blessing or a Curse?
Late last week, in front of a huge audience, the Pinelands Commission voted to allow South Jersey Gas to put a pipeline through our beloved Pine Barrens. Where exactly? This map shows it best, going through the Pinelands to travel along 10 miles and 1.1 million acres of protected forest, just to deliver fracked gas so that … Continue reading I Speak for the Pines
Yesterday, there was yet another rally in Philadelphia: Counter the Executive Orders - Not My President's Day Rally, hosted by Michael Huff , Leslie Medley, Daniel L. Curcio, Jacelyn Blank, Vanette Jordan-Lumogo, Megan Elizabeth. #notmypresident In just over a week, President Donald Trump has issued harmful executive orders including: restructuring the National Security Council, imposing a … Continue reading On Climate: at Not My President’s Day rally
Yesterday, we were the Water Protectors, driving from Philly to Washington Crossing State Park to a public hearing of the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), per invitation from the Delaware Riverkeeper Network. Promoted as a low-key event, scheduled for a mid-week mid-afternoon, we didn’t expect much. Until we got there! Just in the walk from the … Continue reading Yesterday we were the Water Protectors
At a recent forum, the CEO of the local refinery in south Philadelphia stated that pipeline development is key to the fossil fuel-based energy hub’s development. At the same forum, a representative of the PA Public Utility Commission stated, “We have to get gas to markets. We can do it, but it’s going to take political … Continue reading Pipeline Resistance is In the Air