Call to Action
“If it’s wrong to wreck the planet, then it’s wrong to profit from that wreckage.” That’s divestment from a moral perspective. A tactical reasoning goes like this: An institution invested in fossil energy has a reason for that industry to get its own way; but, when the institution divests, it frees itself to work for the good of humankind.
Dear Supporters of Marcellus Protest,
November 2013 marks the third anniversary of Pittsburgh's ban on fracking. Pittsburgh was the first community in the entire world to take this bold action, and the Marcellus Protest organization is proud of our role in helping to make it happen.
The US Coast Guard (USCG) has published its proposed rules for transporting toxic fracking wastewater on river barges. The deadline for public comment is Friday, November 29.
Here's how to comment, and why you should take a position.
From John Trallo:
FIght back against HB1576 and SB1047, The Endangered Species Re-designation Act, that will systematically remove long-standing protections for endangered plants, animals, fish and fowl in Pennsylvania. Let these legislators know that WE ARE WATCHING - AND WE VOTE and we will vote against any state senator, state representative -- Republican or Democrat -- who votes in support of these two bills.
Ohio Representatives have shown time and time again that they represent the interest of the Ohio oil & gas industry over communities.
July 29th we are going to take a stand and ask them to join with us in protecting Ohioans from radioactive waste.
The People’s Assembly will take place in Warren, Ohio at Courthouse Square with a bolder action following.
"Freedom Isn't Free", but ours is apparently for sale. So, if you have $1000 to invest, and if having a fracking-friendly mayor for the City of Pittsburgh is worth big bucks to you, get yourself to the Airport on April 18, and hand your money to the Jack Wagner campaign.
|Wagner Marcellus fundraiser Invite.pdf||548.67 KB|
We've endured the manufactured media event that was Allegheny County's "public hearing" on airport fracking. There are two more opportunities to show your commitment:
- Send written comments to Allegheny County Council by 5pm, Friday, Feb. 15
- Attend the meeting of the "Public Works Committee" of Council: (Thurs., Feb. 14, 4:30pm, 'Conference Rm 1' at County Courthouse)