We Need Wisdom

Amidst all the political noise, outright nonsense, and yes, some legitimate news that is being broadcast ad nauseam on radio and television these days, an extremely dangerous and ever-growing threat to our planet continues to loom in the future. But the topic of human-caused climate change is rarely discussed in the media, yet it is […]

Environmental group: Methane pollution higher than PA thinks

  Reid Frazier February 15, 2018 | 7:00 PM An environmental group says that Pennsylvania’s gas drilling industry is releasing much more methane into the atmosphere than the state is reporting. Scientists at the Environmental Defense Fund calculated Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale industry is emitting twice as much methane as companies are reporting to the state’s […]

Global Warming A Good Thing?

Imagine if someone reasoned that the asteroid which slammed into the Earth 65 million years ago, resulting in the extinction of about ¾ of the planet’s species – including the dinosaurs – was a “good” thing because it gave rise to the mammals – including eventually homo sapiens. Keep in mind that event was entirely […]

A Tiny Town’s Resistance To Shale Gas Is Put To The Test

by Andrew Maykuth, Staff Writer – Philly.com JAMES CITY, Pa. – Highland Township’s rebellion against the fossil-fuel state began more three years ago, when word spread that Seneca Resources Corp. wanted to convert a depleted natural-gas well into a site for disposing of wastewater from Marcellus Shale drilling operations. Marsha Buhl, who had some unpleasant experiences […]

Residents Ask Elk County Commissioners To Oppose Fracking

By Katie Weidenboerner katiew@thecourierexpress.com RIDGWAY – Half a dozen concerned citizens asked the Elk County Commissioners Tuesday morning to sign a resolution opposing fracking, a plea that came moments after the board approved to distribute more than $50,000 in grant funding from Marcellus Shale impact fees to municipalities and non-profits. “These are some wonderful things […]

Pennsylvanians Against Fracking And Friends Travel To Harrisburg PA To 100th Annual Pennsylvania Farm Show

January 9, 2015 The Honorable Tom Wolf Governor Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 225 Main Capitol Building Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120 Dear Governor Wolf, We, the concerned farmers of Pennsylvania, begin this letter with both hope and fear. Our hopes are that you will read the following with careful consideration and that our heartfelt sentiments will reach you. […]

Upset Grandparents Use Rocking Chairs To Block Entrance To Gas Drilling Site

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — When you think of grandmothers in rocking chairs, you probably don’t think of them sitting in the rain, singing and rocking as a way of protesting. “It’s mostly about the children,” said Laurel Colonello of Butler County, “the proximity of the well so close to the school…” With anti-fracking signs in hand […]

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