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Rivertown Coaliton Newsletter Summer 2015

Articles include: Why is the Encyclical Important, Interview with Chuck Steininger, Renewable Energy Has a Bright Future and more

News of the Week

August 23 - August 30, 2015

Clean Air Council sues Sunoco over Mariner East 2 Pipeline Plan

An environmental group is suing Sunoco Logistics over its plan to use eminent domain to obtain land that would allow it to build a 350-mile natural gas liquids pipeline across southern Pennsylvania.

Radioactivity Found in Pennsylvania Creek, Illegal Fracking Waste Dumping Suspected

This is not the first time that regulators have suspected that abandoned coal mines are being used to surreptitiously get rid of fracking wastewater.

Californians Demanding Labels for Food Products Made with Fracking Wastewater

Fracking wastewater, the byproduct of the controversial method of deep drilling, is mucky, oily, and being used to irrigate farms in California.

Fractivists Need Not Apply

Pennsylvania is in the midst of the next phase of the “boom” in the form of pipelines. Each pipeline proposal has spurred a “boom” in the formation of community groups to oppose them.

Pipelines – Enter the Escher Zone

For the everyday property owner faced with pipeline headed for their property, navigating through the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) process is like living in an Escher drawing.

Shalefield Stories Rolls Out Volume 2

Shalefield Stories Volume 2 will be released Friday, September 4th, 2015 with a Book Release Event – 6:00pm – 9:00pm at Thomas Merton Center Annex 5129 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Community Sentinel Award for Environmental Stewardship Announced

FracTracker Alliance in partnership with the Halt the Harm Network announce the winners of the Community Sentinel Awards for Environmental Stewardship.

What is Shale Justice

Shale Justice is a coalition of organizations whose aim is to coordinate our efforts, our regionally specific issues, our visions, our talents, and our hard work to end extreme forms of industrialized fossil fuel extraction which poses serious threats to our air, our land and our water.

2015 New York Final SGEIS

The individual chapters of the Final SGEIS (April 2015) can be viewed as PDFs (see below). The full 2015 Final SGEIS document is available as two large PDF files: Volume 1 (PDF) (35.8 MB) and Volume 2 (PDF) (8.4 MB). Although they are very large files, they are downloadable and searchable.

Marcellus Shale Players On-Line

Updated July 18, 2015 (4/2/2015)

Find out “WHO” are the corporations, their subsidiaries, the executive leadership, board of directors, associations, industry groups, lobbyists, Public Relation companies, and politicians? How are they connected? What is their message and “WHO” are the messengers?

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