As a candidate, Tom Wolf pledged his full support for fracking and its related infrastructure. As Governor-elect, Tom Wolf selected a transition team that includes the Marcellus Shale Coalition and its gas industry members.
We know fracking is harmful to humans and the environment. That is why we have moratoriums in the Delaware River Basin and Bucks County, and why Pittsburgh has banned it. Unless we take action to prevent it, Wolf will sacrifice most of PA to dangerous gas drilling that enriches a few while the state as a whole loses out.
NY Governor Andrew Cuomo has banned fracking. It’s time for PA to do the same!
What is our Response?
We call on everyone to join us in Harrisburg on January 20th to disrupt Tom Wolf’s Inauguration to demand a ban on fracking and its related infrastructure. A ‘fresh start’ for the state means a halt to fracking, not one more well, not one more mile of pipeline, no more compressor stations, and no more fracked-gas power plants.
Participate in powerful actions that day; (Get your free tickets to inaugural events)
Pennsylvanians Against Fracking Rally (10:00AM)
Permitted, family-friendly march and rally with speakers such as filmmaker Josh Fox.
Rally starts at Grace Street Methodist Church (216 State St Harrisburg, PA 17101), across the street from the Capitol. PAF will march over to the inauguration site, just outside the Capitol. With loud chants and vivid props, we will tell Wolf to ban fracking!
Inauguration Disruption (Free, but ticketed. Get in early for good seats. 10AM)
Step it Up and Plan Your Own Action!
Get together with a group to plan an action in Harrisburg or in your community to let Wolf know that Pennsylvanian’s want an end to fracking! Be creative, be disruptive, push the envelope! If you’re planning an action or you want to join an action team, get in touch with us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
[There is a risk that Capitol Police will arrest people for disrupting inside the event.]
What to bring: $100 for bail, photo ID, cell phone or change for a pay phone, any medication you are prescribed, a snack, water, etc…
What not to bring: weapons of any kind, illegal substances, etc…
Things to consider when risking arrest: immigration status, prior arrests, probation, warrants, and the likelihood of being held overnight (pets, employer notification, medication, childcare, etc.)]
Governor’s Mansion Open House (3:00 – 4:00PM)
Governor-elect Wolf has announced that he doesn’t plan to live in the executive mansion. This is fortunate for many of us are or will be refugees from our homes because of the contamination and dangers caused by fracking activities. Bring your suitcase labeled FRACKING REFUGEE and cake/cupcakes for the Gov. Wolf and First Lady, Frances.
Open to the public. No tickets required.
Shuttles to Governor’s Residence will be provided.
2035 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101