The Faces of Folks Standing Up to Natural Gas Drillers

Folks on here may enjoy seeing the faces of folks standing up to natural gas drillers. These are leaders in the Williamsport area that Clean Water Action has found working on the issue of natural gas drilling in the Marcellus formation.

Also, PennEnvironment did a great video of their lobby day on Marcellus Shale issues (we did a lobby day this year, too, but I wasn't smart enough to shoot video like they did). These are some of the folks fighting for clean water here in Southeast PA.

Have you joined the fight yet? Get involved! Call Clean Water Action at 215-545-0250. Right now, we're working to get a tax on natural gas drillers and to help the candidates who will fight against the drillers with us to win this election.

Oct 16: come to the statewide conference on drilling

You are invited: a conference for community groups, activists, and homeowners who are concerned about effects of drilling in the Marcellus Shale, and particularly what the effects would be on Philadelphia's drinking water supply, urban gardens, forests, parks, and rivers.

Penn's Woods and the Gas Rush: A Statewide Conference on Marcellus Shale
Saturday, October 16, 2010
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Radisson Hotel Harrisburg, 1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill, PA 17011
Open to the public

The lack of regulation and oversight on natural gas drilling has left us with little protection against the potential dangers of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to extract natural gas from the Marcellus Shale in our state. Penn Action and the Conservation Voters PA are convening this conference so that we can share knowledge and learn how to make our individual and collective voices heard in the Marcellus Shale debate.

Whether your concern is about water, or game, or your lease or the state park system or the impact of the trucks and explosions...whether you live in Bradford County or downtown Pittsburgh, you should be here to ensure that decisions on drilling respect the will of the people of Pennsylvania.

Why Should I Come?
Gas companies in PA have given more than $8 million in campaign contributions to politicians since the beginning of the gas rush; we must ensure that our voices are heard. Together we will build coalitions and learn strategies and tactics for how we can advocate for our own safety.

Who Should Come?
Community and organization leaders, activists, concerned individuals. People have been approached about a lease. Republicans, Democrats, Independents...home and business owners, farmers, hunters and fishermen...anyone who cares about protecting our property rights and keeping poison out of our air, land, and water.

Take Our Survey!
We are designing this conference based on your input and needs. Please take a few minutes to take our Activist Survey so that we can make this conference as productive and helpful as possible:

Register Today!
To RSVP and register and for any questions, please click on the following link, or contact Hannah Miller at 215-888-8036 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              215-888-8036      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              215-888-8036      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 215-888-8036 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or email We are requesting a $25 donation to cover costs.

Click here to register:

More to come.
- Hannah Miller, Penn Action

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