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Triple Action Alert!: Stop the Tarsands, Repeal 1950, and Fight for the Susquehanna

February 13, 2012
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Dear Protectors, this week we have no shortage of actions you can take to help protect human and animal health and the environment. Please contribute in every way you can.

Kill the Keystone XL Pipeline, Again

We’re sad to report that the Tarsands Keystone XL Pipeline has been resurrected, again. After President Obama nixed the plan to move forward with it, twice, the Senate is currently considering legislation to greenlight construction of this disastrous project. Not that we really need more evidence of corporate influence shaping dangerous policy decisions, but here we go again. It’s action time.

We are working with our friends over at 350.org and tons of other coalition partners to put together a massive response to show them that approving Keystone is unacceptable. We plan to blitz the Senate with over 500,000 messages in 24 hours to demand they stop the pipeline.

What can you do:

1) SIGN THE PETITION HERE 
2) Share the petition on Facebook and Twitter
3) Call your Senators: Tell them to stop the pipeline. 
Senator Bob Casey: (202) 224-6324
Senator Pat Toomey: (202) 224-4254

Demand a Repeal to HB 1950

There will be protests on Thursday, February 16 at the offices of southeast Pennsylvania State Senators who voted for HB 1950, which forces all local communities to allow gas extraction operations without restrictions.  Join us to speak out and show our state legislators that the public opposes legislation written and paid for by the gas industry.

11:30 am        Sen. Tim Solobay’s office, 68 E. Pike St., Canonsburg, PA (at the Canonsburg Borough Bldg.)  (contact Steve at shvozdovich@cleanwater.org for info)

12:00 noon     Sen. Ted Erickson’s office, 5037 Township Line Rd., Drexel Hill, PA (contact Adam at agarber@pennenvironment.org for info)

12:00 noon     Sen. Charles McIlhinney’s office, corner of State and Main, Doylestown, PA (contact Tracy at tracy@delawareriverkeeper.org for info)

Save the Susquehanna: Stop the Frack Water Withdrawals

Also on Thursday, February 16 at 2 PM, in Harrisburg, at the Capitol Building, is an opportunity to resist the wholesale approvals of water withdrawals to gas drillers in the Susquehanna River watershed. After civil disobedience caused an illegal vote at the Susquehanna River Basin Commission’s (SRBC) December meeting, the commission is taking public comment again on a docket of over 20 gas industry water withdrawal requests.

This Thursday, the SRBC is holding a public hearing to receive verbal comment on the proposed water withdrawals. Then, next month the commission will vote on whether to approve the withdrawals. Please see the action alert from our allies at Gas Truth of Central PA for more details on how to participate in Harrisburg on Thursday.

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2 Comments
  1. February 13, 2012 8:58 pm

    I will be at the SRBC meeting, representing the Interfaith Sacred Earth Coalition of the Susquehanna Valley, sharing our concerns about these projects and insisting that God’s creation and public health be preserved and protected.

  2. Pat Libbey permalink
    February 14, 2012 2:30 pm

    Please let me know of any carpooling available to the senators offices or Harrisburg – I would love to participate, but don’t have transportation and can’t afford the bus/train. Thank you!

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