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The Ohio River Speaks: White Jesus and the Gray Seagull

The Ohio River is the most polluted river in the United States. In this series of essays entitled ‘The Ohio River Speaks,‘ Will Falk travels the length of the river and tells her story. Find the rest of Will’s journey with the Ohio River here. Featured image: White Jesus photographed in the home of the author’s … Continue reading The Ohio River Speaks: White Jesus and the Gray Seagull

[The Ohio River Speaks] In My Grandfather’s Words

The Ohio River is the most polluted river in the United States. In this series of essays entitled ‘The Ohio River Speaks,‘ Will Falk travels the length of the river and tells her story. Find the rest of Will’s journey with the Ohio River here. The Ohio River first spoke to me through my grandfather. I … Continue reading [The Ohio River Speaks] In My Grandfather’s Words

[The Ohio River Speaks] When History Becomes Hallucination

The Ohio River is the most polluted river in the United States. In this series of essays entitled ‘The Ohio River Speaks,‘ Will Falk travels the length of the river and tells her story. Read the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth part of Will’s journey. On the Tidioute Bridge, where forests … Continue reading [The Ohio River Speaks] When History Becomes Hallucination

Rain on a River’s Face

The Ohio River is the most polluted river in the United States. In this series of essays entitled ‘The Ohio River Speaks,‘ Will Falk travels the length of the river and tells her story. Read the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth part of Will’s journey. As the bow of my kayak slid … Continue reading Rain on a River’s Face

[The Ohio River Speaks] Everyday Ecocide and Garden-Variety Genocide

In this writing, taken from ‘The Ohio River Speaks,‘ Will Falk shares the history and songs of the River. Through documenting the journey with the Ohio River, Will seeks to strengthens others fighting to protect what is left of the natural world. Read the first, second and third part of Will’s journey. Everyday Ecocide and … Continue reading [The Ohio River Speaks] Everyday Ecocide and Garden-Variety Genocide

Pennsylvania: Energy Transfer Partners Pipeline Equipment Sabotaged

Editor’s note: this is an anonymous communiqué previously published on Philly Anti-Capitalist. The featured image is unrelated to this action. Early last week, we made the two tractors that Energy Transfer Partners was using to construct the Mariner East 2 pipeline near Exton, PA inoperative by cutting their hoses and electrical wires, cutting off valve … Continue reading Pennsylvania: Energy Transfer Partners Pipeline Equipment Sabotaged

Pennsylvania Township Legalizes Civil Disobedience

New Law Shields People from Arrest for Protesting Project By Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund Grant Township, Indiana County, PA: Grant Township Supervisors passed a first-in-the-nation law that legalizes direct action to stop frack wastewater injection wells within the Township. Pennsylvania General Energy Company (PGE) has sued the Township to overturn a local democratically-enacted law … Continue reading Pennsylvania Township Legalizes Civil Disobedience

Solitary confinement frequently used to torture and break Black revolutionaries

By Kanya D’Almeida and Bret Grote / Al Jazeera Russell “Maroon” Shoats has been kept in solitary confinement in the state of Pennsylvania for 30 years after being elected president of the prison-approved Lifers’ Association. He was initially convicted for his alleged role in an attack authorities claim was carried out by militant Black activists … Continue reading Solitary confinement frequently used to torture and break Black revolutionaries

New study says fracking may be pushing Marcellus Shale minerals into aquifers

By Abrahm Lustgarten / ProPublica New research has concluded that salty, mineral-rich fluids deep beneath Pennsylvania’s natural gas fields are likely seeping upward thousands of feet into drinking water supplies. Though the fluids were natural and not the byproduct of drilling or hydraulic fracturing, the finding further stokes the red-hot controversy over fracking in the … Continue reading New study says fracking may be pushing Marcellus Shale minerals into aquifers

There are no safe fracking wastewater disposal methods, report finds

By Natural Resources Defense Council All currently available options for dealing with contaminated wastewater from fracking are inadequate to protect human health and the environment, but stronger federal and state protections can better safeguard against the threats posed by this byproduct, according to a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The report … Continue reading There are no safe fracking wastewater disposal methods, report finds