Citizens fighting to defend water, air and health from toxic fracking.

ACHD to hold public meetings. (Will fracking be mentioned?)

Earlier this summer, the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) posted an online survey, asking County residents to name the most important public health issues facing the County. Conspicuously absent from the list of choices was anything at all related to fracking. Although many residents "wrote-in" fracking, we have been unable to persuade ACHD to issue the results of their survey.
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Mountain Watershed: Grassroots Leadership Summit

1 week 2 days from now

Mountain Watershed Association will hold its 2nd annual Grassroots Leadership Summit at the Laurelville Mennonite Center September 27th-28th. The Summit is open to grassroots organizations and individuals advocating on shale gas issues.
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Testimony at the EPA Hearings (Pittsburgh, July 31-Aug 1)

Members and friends of Marcellus Protest testified at the EPA's "public hearings" on its "Clean Power Plan." Hearings were held by in Pittsburgh on July 31 and August 1, 2014. Click any of the links below to read individual statements.There's more…

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Aug 1 2014

I am Ed Chute. I live with my wife of 48 years, near Pittsburgh, PA. I vividly remember attending elementary and high school in Pittsburgh when street lights were required at mid day because of the dense darkness at noon and when the night skies were constantly illuminated nearly as well as our daylight hours by the industrial glow.

Aug 1 2014

Mel Packer
Comments to EPA 8/1/14

In 1968, the Mannington Mine in Farmington WV owned by Consol Coal, caught fire, blew up, and 78 miners were buried, many likely alive.
In 1972, a Consol mine in Blacksville, WV, caught fire and 9 miners were buried (again, likely alive) when Consol sealed the mine off to stop the fire and save the coal.

Aug 1 2014

Good evening. My name is Gwen Chute. I am the Vice Chair of the Allegheny Group Sierra Club and Chair of their Endangered Species Action Team. I am a retired Registered Nurse with a Masters Degree in Maternal-Child Health Nursing.

Aug 1 2014

My name is Veronica Coptis and I am a Community Organizer with the Center for Coalfield Justice. I grew up in the coalfields of Greene County next to the largest coal processing facility in the country and currently live surround by shale gas extraction.

Aug 1 2014

Good morning. Thank you for holding this Clean Power Plan hearing in Pittsburgh. My name is Peter Wray, and I am chair of the Conservation Committee of the Allegheny Group of the Sierra Club, with over 5,000 members in Southwest Pennsylvania.

Aug 1 2014

My name is John Detwiler.

Welcome back to Pittsburgh, and thank you for the opportunity to share these thoughts.

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