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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

Study says fracking fluids could contaminate Marcellus aquifers within “just a few years”

By Abraham Lustgarten / ProPublica A new study has raised fresh concerns about the safety of gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale, concluding that fracking chemicals injected into the ground could migrate toward drinking water supplies far more quickly than experts have previously predicted. More than 5,000 wells were drilled in the Marcellus between mid-2009 … Continue reading Study says fracking fluids could contaminate Marcellus aquifers within “just a few years”

Water companies joining forces with natural gas industry to promote fracking

By Sarah Paulus / American Independent News Network Two of the country’s largest private water utility companies are participants in a massive lobbying effort to expand controversial shale gas drilling — a heavy industrial activity that promises to enrich the water companies but may also put drinking water resources at risk. The situation — which … Continue reading Water companies joining forces with natural gas industry to promote fracking

Sexual violence, breast cancer, and birth defects: how fracking impacts women

By Sara Jerving / PR Watch Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” has generated widespread media attention this year. The process, which injects water and chemicals into the ground to release “natural” gas and oil from shale bedrock, has been shown to contribute significantly to air and water pollution and has even been linked to earthquakes. But … Continue reading Sexual violence, breast cancer, and birth defects: how fracking impacts women

Study finds water in Pennsylvania town contaminated with methane and fracking toxins

By Christine Shearer / TruthOut Although the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3 issued a statement last week that its preliminary tests of water samples near drilling and fracking sites in the Pennsylvania town of Dimock showed no health concerns, the group Water Defense and “Gasland” director Josh Fox went to Dimock to look at … Continue reading Study finds water in Pennsylvania town contaminated with methane and fracking toxins

New Pennsylvania law prohibits doctors from discussing health consequences of fracking

By Walter Brasch / Dissident Voice A new Pennsylvania law endangers public health by forbidding health care professionals from sharing information they learn about certain chemicals and procedures used in high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing. The procedure is commonly known as fracking. Fracking is the controversial method of forcing water, gases, and chemicals at tremendouspressure … Continue reading New Pennsylvania law prohibits doctors from discussing health consequences of fracking