Pollution from shale gas development is a direct threat to our air, water, climate, and health. Our communities deserve long-term, clean, resilient solutions.

Energy Justice: Shale Initiative brings young organizers to the shalefields of Pennsylvania seeking a just transition to a waste free, emission free energy future.

John Quigley’s Fracking Legacy in Pennsylvania

On Friday afternoon, Pennsylvania’s Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection John Quigley announced he was resigning. Criticisms have been launched at him from both polluters and environmentalists throughout his professional life. His ouster is allegedly due to e-mail communication he initiated with statewide environmental groups he asked to push harder on state legislators who were blocking some environmental reforms in Harrisburg.… Read more →

Getting Trade Readjustment Allowance for Shalefield Workers

In 1974, The Trade Adjustment Act was passed, establishing a benefit for workers separated from their jobs due to foreign trade, Trade Readjustment Allowance (TRA). Here is a brochure from the Department of Labor with an overview of the program (Link). The TRA benefit has been modified over the years, but currently includes extended unemployment benefits (normal unemployment compensation only extends… Read more →

Donate To The Gerhart Fight Against Sunoco’s Mariner 2 Pipeline!

The Gerhart family needs your support! Please donate using the button below and share this page.   ABOUT: Sunoco Logistics wants to finish cutting down three acres of trees on the Gerhart family’s Huntingdon County property to make way for its Mariner East 2 pipeline project, with construction slated for this summer. However, the landowners have put up a hell of a… Read more →