Programs

Retreats & Gatherings

We host organizing retreats and gatherings for groups at our rural farmhouse, neighboring state parks, and nearby camps.

Frack U. Campus Visits

Bring our Frack University program to your school! We can be booked by college clubs, faculty departments, or public school teachers to visit a variety of topics.

Community Presentations

We can come to your town to offer trainings and presentations.

Shalefield Tours

We offer tours of drilling, fracking, compressor stations, power plant construction, waste facilities, and other nearby gas infrastructure.

Water Quality Monitoring

We volunteer with other local residents to capture water samples from creeks downstream from past, active, and future drilling operations.

We host retreats and gatherings for groups at our rural farmhouse, neighboring state parks, and nearby camps.
Retreats & Gatherings

We host organizing retreats and gatherings for groups at our rural farmhouse, neighboring state parks, and nearby camps. You can book your visit with us by calling 570-281-2215 or e-mailing Join-EJSI@googlegroups.com

 

 

 

FrackU1Frack University Trainings


Bring our Frack University program to your school or community! For schools, we can be booked by college clubs, faculty departments, or public school teachers to visit a variety of topics. For communities, we offer basic to advanced presentations on everything from organizing to technical details of shale gas infrastructure. Follow this link for workshop topics and book your presentation by calling 570-281-2215 or e-mailing Join-EJSI@googlegroups.com

 

 

 

 

Flaring on June 19Shalefield Tours

We offer tours of drilling, fracking, compressor stations, power plant construction, waste facilities, and other nearby gas infrastructure. You can book your visit with us by calling 570-281-2215 or e-mailing Join-EJSI@googlegroups.com

 

 

 

 
We volunteer with other local residents to capture water samples from creeks downstream from past, active, and future drilling operations.Water Quality Monitoring


On July, 16th at nearby Salt Springs State Park, Energy Justice Summer partnered with The Alliance for Aquatic Resources Monitoring (ALLARM), a project of the environmental studies department at Dickinson College, to provide a workshop for EJS and concerned citizens in the area on how to monitor the quality of local waterways. Shale gas extraction can be a major threat to the local water quality through: surface and groundwater contamination from poor well casings; flooding of well pads in floodplains; poor handling; treatment and disposal of fracking fluids and flowback; and runoff from pads, pipelines, and increased truck activity and access roads.

Local volunteer groups go out to different sites, usually upstream and downstream from some form of gas infrastructure site to monitor. At the monitoring site, they do a visual assessment, during which volunteers make and record observations of land disturbances, spills and discharges, gas migration and leakage, and compliance with sedimentation and erosion plans. In addition to a visual assessment, they conduct a chemical analysis to test for conductivity and total dissolved solids, as a large increase in either can be an indicator that the water may have been impacted by a spill or other gas related activities.

Monitoring is an important aspect to organizing for a number of reasons. One, it helps to get local citizens involved in a hands-on way to see the impacts that the shale gas industry has on local waterways. Two, it allows for the detection early on of any disturbances and contamination of small streams surrounding gas extraction. Three, it prevents any future impacts because monitoring citizens are continuously present to see the changes taking place. Four, if any significant changes in water quality do occur, we can: report any findings to state and local officials, call companies to report findings and seek mitigation, publicize monitor activities in newspapers and articles, testify at public hearings, and discuss findings with landowners.