MarcellusProtest.org is an information clearing house about Marcellus Shale gas drilling and activism and related issues. Although this website's primary geographic focus is Western Pennsylvania, MarcellusProtest.org also includes content pertaining to the five states in which the Marcellus Shale is located - as well as other Shale gas formations across the U.S. A new social movement is in the making, and it's going national.
Help us keep this site updated with news, announcements, events listings, groups, resources, and more. Anyone can register to post on-topic events and stories to this website, and all visitors (registered or not) may post comments anonymously to many items.
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P.S. Note that this website site appropriates - for the purpose of cultural commentary - some of the design features of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, which is an industry-sponsored group "committed to the ... development of natural gas." They've got a lot more money than we do -- perhaps on the order of 1,000,000 times more. But recall that Goliath, for all his size, didn't fare so well.
Marcellus Protest is an alliance of western PA groups & individuals building a broad movement to stop the destruction of our environment and communities caused by Marcellus Shale gas drilling as well as to support other directly affected communities.
On Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010, we held our first demonstration to coincide with the Unconventional Gas Conference that took place at the David Lawrence Convention Center. More than 500 people were in attendance.
In addition to organizing the November 3rd protest, we organized rallies and other activities to support Pittsburgh's ban on shale gas drilling. The ordinance passed by a vote of 9-0 on November 16, 2010.
Since then, we have continued to be engaged in the following activities:
- Advocating for legislation to ban shale gas drilling throughout the region,
- Creating & distributing publicity and educational materials (including art & photos),
- Organizing video screenings,
- Helping to project and amplify the voices of directly affected communities,
- Pitching stories to the media,
- Supporting and promoting other protests and actions as the need and opportunity arise,
- Fundraising and dispersing funds for our activities.
Learn more about the organization's email lists, addresses and committees.