Pennsylvania

Governor Corbett isn’t listening to Pennsylvanians. During his annual budget address last week, he announced plans to open our state forests and, for the first time, our state parks to fracking in order to fill a one-time budget gap. Corbett's plan would "lease new underground mineral rights near existing drilling sites or through adjacent properties," effectively overturning the moratorium on […]

When I was first volunteering for local anti-fracking campaigns a year ago, we had an image on file in case Act 13 was declared unconstitutional. Act 13 is the 2011 law that places all manner of restrictions not on fracking itself, but on attempts to control it by local communities. This law will be familiar to communities in Colorado who […]

 TweetI was honored to help host anti-fracking heroes Craig Richards and Ray Kemble  from the Dimock, PA area, when they stopped in Philly on their way to Washington DC. They had come via Scranton to deliver 50,000 signatures, including more than 15,000 from Environmental Action members, calling on the EPA to come clean about fracking science. Thirty of us gathered on the […]

The way state capitol buildings are designed to make people feel small. The high ceilings, the classical architecture, the cold stone all are made to shrink the voice. But on Tuesday, April 30th, when I visited my own state Capitol building in Harrisburg, PA,for the first time, that was not the case, because I was not a single person. I […]