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Narrative of the Shalefield Tour – Energy Justice Shale Convergence

  Shalefield Tour [March 14, 2015] As we left camp, there is a major gathering pipeline right of way that is clear-cut going east to west connecting well pads that host multiple wells per pad. The pipeline is buried underground, which requires trenching through sensitive wetlands and streams. The right of way is also 100 feet wide, but pipeline right of… Read more →

US Constitution, Bill of Rights, Amendment V, "nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation."

Constitution Pipeline Threatening 7 PA Landowners With Un-Constitutional Eminent Domain

Yesterday, we accompanied Susquehanna County, PA landowners to the hearing on “quick take” eminent domain condemnation Constitution Pipeline is seeking against them. The pipeline company is a joint partnership led by Williams Partners LLC, also owner of the proposed Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline in Pennsylvania. Partners in the project include Cabot Oil & Gas and Washington Gas & Light. Constitution Pipeline… Read more →

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Pa. Governor Tom Wolf is on Pace to Permit Almost 8,000 Shale Gas Wells

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Permit totals in his first full week indicate Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is on pace to issue almost 8,000 fracking permits in his first term. In his first five business days (1/21-1/27), PA Governor Tom Wolf’s Department of Environmental Protection issued 38 shale gas well permits, about one permit per hour, eight hours a day. At this rate,… Read more →

Call to Action: Disrupt Tom Wolf’s Inauguration

On January 20th, Pennsylvania will swear in a new Governor Tom. 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… Read more →

Join Us! 2015 Fellowship & Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities Energy Justice: Shale Initiative organizes with community leaders to stop specific gas projects, generate media content, research environmental and socioeconomic impacts, engage with students and other outside constituencies, conduct water and air quality monitoring, and support the direct needs of communities on the frontlines of shale gas extraction. We have volunteer opportunities at our house in Susquehanna County,… Read more →