On Our Bus- only $20 per Ticket
of the March Organizers:
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Ban Fracking Now
- Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground
- Stop Dirty Energy
- A Transition to 100% Renewable Energy
"The nations spotlight will shine on Philadelphia
during the Democratic National Convention in July 2016. Now more
than ever, it is imperative that our political leaders take swift
action to keep the vast majority of fossil fuels in the ground including
oil and gas from fracking and other extreme extraction methods.
They must commit to swiftly attaining a full and just transition
to renewable energy."
pm - Convene at Phila. City Hall
)2:30 pm - Rally at Independence Mall
"Some Democrats have rightly acted in supporting
a transition away from fracking and dirty energy.A few have even
become leaders in the movement. But many Democrats, including President
Obama, continue to pursue and enact policies that deepen our nations
investment and dependence on fossil fuel extraction and consumption
and contribute to climate change."
"Renewable energy and efficiency are the clean energy solutions
we need to combat climate change and create millions of new jobs
that will strengthen our economy. With the eyes of the world on
Philadelphia, now is the time for us to come together as a united
national movement to demand a Clean Energy Revolution now!"
Bus Travel Schedule:
information contact Diane Dreier at 570-574-5465)
Bus will Leave from Kohls Parking Lot
in Wilkes-Barre, PA - PROMPTLY at 9:00 am
& arrive near the Philadelphia City Hall area.
The Bus has a restroom & Wi-Fi.
You may bring Coolers & Folding Chairs.
There will be time in Philly to grab a
bite to eat before the March/Rally.
Philadelphia at 5:00 pm to return
approximately 7:00 pm to Kohls in Wilkes-Barre
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is an independent
commission that mainly PERMITS the interstate transmission of electricity,
natural gas, and oil. FERC also reviews proposals to build liquefied
natural gas (LNG) terminals and interstate natural gas pipelines
as well as licensing hydropower projects. The Energy Policy Act
of 2005 gave FERC additional authority as outlined in FERC's Top
Initiatives & Strategic Plan.
Shale Gas Drilling Invades PA
Down in Texas the big gas companies are talking about North East
PA as the place to be. Marcellus Shale lies under much of northern
Appalachia 6,000 to 8,000 feet below the surface; the shale contain
large quantities of natural gas.
-many informative videos -Click to view
But now with ALL Federal oversight eliminated in 2005's Energy Act
(including the Clean Air Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Clean Water
Act, Superfund Law, Resource Conservation & Recovey Act, &
local land use - noise ordinances- SEE the act's key paragraphs
at bottom of this page) gas drilling & hydraulic fracturing
("Fracking") make recovering the gas economicaly feasable-
but dangerous to area residents.
We are seeing the "land men" knocking on
doors to obtain gas leases for various companies, with Chesapeake,
Encana, & Cabot leading the charge in our area. Community
groups are forming on both sides- from landowner associations to
better negotiate leases to groups fighting drilling altogether.
Be informed, get involved- the future of our communities depend
& Residential Qualities of Life at Risk
Gas Drilling will transform our farmland & home
neighborhoods into industrial areas with water/air pollution, emergency
hazards, & heavy road traffic. Drillers plan wells of 3-15 acres
in size, in grids 25-30 acres apart- drill rigs, pipelines, storage
tanks, compressors, open pits for toxic fluids, & dangers of
fire /explosions/big frack water spills as in Clearfield PA.
Industrial Impact Across North East PA
Gas wells can be drilled right next to homes, hospitals,
churches, & even reservoirs. Where dangerous drilling takes
place, homeowners flee & real estate markets crash, harming
construction & service industries. Drillers bring areas the
costs of higher crime rates including drug use & prostitution.
Rent costs for local residents greatly increases by demand from
temporary out of town workers. Tourism decreases along with wildlife
for hunting & fishing recreation.
Property & Rights Taken by Forced Pooling,
Eminent Domain & Elmination of Local Zoning
Gas pipeline companies have applied for Utility
Status in PA to use your property to run vast pipeline networks
with heavy equipment against your wishes. Drillers want Forced
Pooling laws also enacted in order to force take your Mineral
Rights. Drillers care only about their gas profits, not your
rights or safety.
ENERGY POLICY ACT OF 2005- key paragraphs:
SEC. 322. HYDRAULIC FRACTURING.
Paragraph (1) of section 1421(d) of the Safe Drinking Water Act
(42 U.S.C. 300h(d)) is amended to read as follows:
(1) UNDERGROUND INJECTION.The term underground
(A) means the subsurface emplacement of fluids by well
(i) the underground injection of natural gas for purposes
of storage; and
(ii) the underground injection of fluids or propping
agents (other than diesel fuels) pursuant to hydraulic fracturing
operations related to oil, gas, or geothermal production activities..
SEC. 323. OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION DEFINED.
Section 502 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C.
1362) is amended by adding at the end the following:
(24) OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION.The
term oil and gas exploration, production, processing, or treatment
operations or transmission facilities means all field activities
or operations associated with exploration, production, processing,
or treatment operations, or transmission facilities, including activities
necessary to prepare a site for drilling and for the movement and
placement of drilling equipment, whether or not such field activities
or operations may be considered to be construction activities..
Federal-State Source Documents