Fracking Scrapples On Philly’s Main Line

Clean Water Action Gas Drilling Discussion Series at Radnor Memorial Library on Mon, March 26, 2012

PennEnvironment Marcellus Shale Citizen Empowerment Project Comes to Bryn Mawr College on Thurs, March 28, 2012

Sixty-five percent of the U.S. public favors greater regulation of hydraulic fracturing, according to a Bloomberg News National Poll conducted March 8-11, 2012. Pennsylvania now leads the nation in unconventional gas production. The shale gas boom effects us all. Learn from a local perspective at two upcoming local events where experts will lead public discussions on the environmental and economic impacts of industrial shale gas drilling in our region.

Have You Joined The Great Statewide Debate?

The fracking fight has gone on for three years now and most of the energy has been directed at Harrisburg. We need to have a discussion about why it is time for a change in strategy, and where it makes the most sense to move the fight for public health next.”    ~ Brady Russell, Clean Water Action, Eastern Pennsylvania State Director

Join Clean Water Action at The Radnor Memorial Library on Monday, March 26, 6pm, and find out about the current fight against Fracking in Pennsylvania. Brady Russell, Clean Water Action’s Eastern PA Director will give a short presentation about what’s happened since the gas drilling boom came to our state. He will discuss the new direction in our fight to protect fresh water supplies and open it up for a discussion.

All Clean Water Action members, friends and neighbors are welcome, and participants are strongly encouraged to come prepared with their own thoughts and ideas. It takes strong community support to fight back against polluters and the more people who get involved, the louder all of our voices become.

Please call (215)545-0250 or email Colleen, Pennsylvania Program Organizer: with any questions or to RSVP. Free event.

About Clean Water Action 

Pennsylvanians get their drinking water from our state’s more than 83,000 miles of waterways, acres of lakes, reservoirs and wetlands, and a natural system of underground aquifers. Unfortunately, many of these vital water sources have been contaminated or are at risk of contamination. Despite their importance, drinking water sources receive no special protection from pollution and polluting activities in Pennsylvania. Without action, our drinking water sources are in danger.   [Source:]

Spring Into Action!

Can’t make it on the 26th? PennEnvironment will present a free program in Marcellus Shale Citizen Organizer Training at Bryn Mawr College, Benham Gateway, Gateway Conference Room on Thursday, March 28, 2012 at 6pm.

It’s part of the popular Marcellus Shale Citizen Empowerment Project: “After three years of gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale, we’ve seen more accidents and blowouts poisoning local streams and drinking water supplies; our state forests leased out as a cash cow with no regard for their natural beauty we all enjoy; and more evidence every month that gas drilling could be the largest environmental disaster ever to hit Pennsylvania.”

RSVP for the Bryn Mawr Citizens Training event, or email for more information.



A little farther afield…

May 10, 2012
Author, journalist and blogger, Tom Wilber, will speak at the Scranton Library in Scranton, Pa. For those concerned about the global energy outlook, Wilbur’s new book, Under the Surface, Fracking, Fortunes, and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale, offers “a worthwhile and engaging look at shale gas issues.”

Wilber, a former environmental reporter who has been covering the fracking debate from the beginning, combines a storyteller’s ear with a journalist’s eye, offering a sensitive and especially timely take on the issue… This book will be essential background reading for the still-unfolding fracking drama. —Publisher’s Weekly


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