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Inaugurate a Stop to Fracking Pennsylvania!

January 9, 2015

January 20th: Rally at Governor Wolf’s Inauguration!

When to Protest: January 20, 2015   10 AM – 2 PM

Where:  Grace Street Methodist Church
216 State Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101

Phone: 724.485.9835
Sign-up page: Food and Water Watch Event Page

Sponsor: Anti fracking groups across the COMMONwealth of PA

From Pennsylvania grassroots leader Marcellus Protest:

Thank you New York for giving us our 2nd wind!

Join hundreds of Pennsylvanians from around the state as we tell Governor Tom Wolf to make a halt on fracking his #1 priority. A fresh start for Pennsylvania means No New Fracking!

Tom Wolf will be inaugurated as the next Governor of Pennsylvania on January 20th at the Capitol in Harrisburg. Pennsylvanians Against Fracking is headed to the inauguration to make sure Wolf hears us loud and clear, and we are going to need your help to do so.

We will convene our rally at the Grace Street Methodist Church, across the street from the Capitol. From there, we will march over to the inauguration site, just outside the Capitol. With loud chants and vivid props, we will communicate directly to Governor Wolf why needs to follow the example of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and stop fracking now!

We will be posting a timeline of events as soon as we know when the inauguration will start, but please plan to arrive at the church at 10 AM!

TRANSPORTATION options: If the links below don’t work, click on them at the Food and Water Watch page.

Philadelphia and Southeast PA: Sign up to ride the bus from Southeastern PA.
Southwest PA: Sign up to ride the bus from Pittsburgh and Southwest PA.
Email to learn about carpools from Bucks County.
State College: Email Melody at for the State College carpool.
Lehigh Valley: Email Tara at to join the Lehigh Valley carpool!
Northwest PA: Email Sam at to join the carpool from the Erie County area!
Wilkes-Barre and Wyoming Valley: Email to join the carpool from Wilkes-Barre!
Northeast PA:  Email Vera at to join the carpool from Susquehanna County and NEPA!
Shrewsbury and York County: Email to join the carpool from York County!
Berks: Email to join the carpool from Berks County.

Let us know if you want to coordinate a carpool from your community by emailing

Further transportation contacts if needed:
Philadelphia area: Email Sam at to learn about carpools from Southeastern PA
Southwest PA: or

More Info: or text WOLF to 69866

Sign and share our petition!


While the Delaware River Basin is protected from fracking, the rest of Pennsylvania — roughly two-thirds of the state — is being fracked to bits. Governor Wolf has shown no sign that he comprehends the current impacts, the cumulative impacts, or the future risks. Speak up loud and clear before, during and after his inauguration to stop fracking Pennsylvania.
Why? Because public health matters, climate changes everything, and sacrifice zones are utterly unacceptable.

Can’t come? Write Letters to the Editor — Share the Science — Don’t just “preach to the converted”!

Here are two of the most useful sites summarizing the 400 scientific studies — most of which have been done in the past 2 years –which weigh in on fracking and public health:
A Public Health Review of High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing for Shale Gas Development and
One Comment
  1. Bob Schmetzer permalink
    January 10, 2015 12:07 am

    As Alfred E. Newman from MAD Magazine said, ” What Me Worry ? ” Here in Western Pa, The major rivers where we get drinking water are impaired from frack waste being discharged into them. The radioactive brine can not be filtered out , nor the toxic chemicals used. So we drink it, shower, and give it to our children unknowingly. The new appointee of the Allegheny Health Department said she believes we have to accept this pollution. The flaring is unmonitored and distributes toxic , radioactive pollutants throughout the whole area. It lands on the grasses that the cows eat . Then the milk is sold. Farmers are spreading frack waste on their fields, spreading on the roads, and allowing contamination to enter aquifers and streams. In fact they lobbied for this and it was approved by our State Legislature. Making Pennsylvania a Nuclear / Chemical waste dump is a BAD IDEA ! So, what else should we not worry about ?

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