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

DEP announces Falcon pipeline hearings

Pennsylvania DEP has announced the times and locations for its promised public hearings on the Shell "Falcon" pipeline. Read on for locations; the dates are April 3-5, for hearings to be held in, respectively, Beaver, Washington, and Allegheny Counties. (Or see our calendar.) You will need to register in advance in order to speak, and the hearing duration may be limited, so early registration is recommended.

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The Shell 'Falcon' Pipeline and Protecting Your Water

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Will the Shell Falcon Pipeline Will Put Your Water At Risk?

To prepare for the Department of Environmental Protection public hearing, Citizens to Protect the Ambridge Reservoir (CPAR) will hold an education forum on what you can do to protect your water and public health. Citizens are encouraged to attend.

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Compendium of Scientific, Medical ... Findings Demonstrating Risks ... of Fracking

The latest edition of this compendium of health research, from health professionals in New York State.

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Defending the Standing-Rock Water Protectors

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Attorney Melinda Power is coming to the Pitt Law School, Tues. March 20 (6pm). She currently represents Water Protectors in both civil and criminal case stemming from the Standing Rock protests. She will be describing her legal work at the camp and in the courts.
Mni Wiconi! -- Water is Life!

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Mar 7 2018

According to news sources, the blown-out XTO well near Powhatan Point, Ohio, was capped on Wednesday, March 7, three weeks after the explosion and fire required a one-mile evacuation of Belmont County. See our full story for more information.

Feb 21
An official EPA document reports that over 250,000 gallons of "hazardous substances" were present o
Feb 20
On February 14, 2018, in Belmont County (OH), a fracking well being completed by XTO Energy experienced what the company described as a "loss of containment," accompanied by an explosion and fire. A mandatory evacuation was ordered for a one-mile radius of the well pad, with some consideration of extending it to two miles. (See our related story.) If a similar incident were to occur at the proposed Edgar Thomson site, the corresponding evacuation zone would encompass parts of 17 different municipalities.

Feb 17
On February 14, 2018, an XTO frack well suffered what the company terms a "loss of containment" -- that is, in plain language, an explosion and fire. Days later, residents within a mile of the site were still prohibited from entering the area, while a well-control contractor assembled workers and equipment to begin recovery operations.

See updates below....

Feb 17
See our latest update on the PetroChemical Build-Out.
Feb 16
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced public hearings on Shell's "Falcon" pipeline. Watch our calendar for times and locations as they are determined.
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