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Green Gas? The Fracking News

The Fracking News There’s a new collaboration between a couple of the largest corporations on the planet, a few Pittsburgh based environmental organizations, and a few wealthy Western PA foundations. The Center for Sustainable Shale Development lays out lists of best practices in shale driling. Good ideas like closed loop systems which reduces or eliminates the … Continue reading

Last Friday Films!! This Week, 3/29 @7:30pm, Triple Divide

YOU ARE INVITED! Triple Divide (2013) Friday, 3/29, 7:30 Indiana Theater $5.00 suggested donation The Coalition for a Healthy County is co-sponsoring Triple Divide, a brand new documentary exploring the impact of Marcellus drilling in Pennsylvania. Check the trailer here. We’ve got a superb intermission panel lined up:  – Film-makers Melissa Troutman and Joshua Pribanic  – … Continue reading

The Fracking News – 3/29 @ the Indiana Theater

THE FRACKING NEWS Since the last edition of The Fracking News, Matt Daemon has risen and fallen as the latest hollywood star taking on fracking…but do you want a real film about what’s really going on in Pennsyvania?  Try Triple Divide on Friday, 3/29 @ 7:30pm at the Downtown Indiana Theater. $5.00 suggested donation. Read here for … Continue reading

Triple Divide – A Fracking Film – 3/29 7:30pm Indiana Theater

Greetings friends! You are cordially invited to a screening of a new fracking documentary, Triple Divide on Friday, 3/29 @ 7:30pm at the Downtown Indiana Theater. $5.00 suggested donation.   This Pennsylvania made film “takes audiences on a cradle-to-grave journey to uncover how DEP and industry have handled violations within Pennsylvania’s highest classified watersheds, what happened in the … Continue reading

The Fracking News: Holiday Action!

THE FRACKING NEWS Take Action NOW!! The state has ruled our county can prohibit fracking at Yellow Creek. Our County Commissioners have already instituted a voluntary moratorium on drilling at Yellow Creek. It’s time to make it permanent! We’re launching a new petition to renew our calls to protect our county’s natural areas. Please sign, … Continue reading

Take Action for Sustainable Indiana!

Greetings friends! Thanks so much to all of you who made it out to Sustainable Indiana last week from the Coalition for a Healthy County (CHC) and the Appalachian Teaching Project. The event was well attended, and we were able to reach consensus on moving forward as an organization. Take Action NOW!! The state has … Continue reading

CHC and IUP present Sustainable Indiana – 12/6 @ Downtown Indiana Theater

Greetings friends, CHC’s First Annual Meeting Thursday, December 6, 6pm  637 Philadelphia Street Indiana, PA 15701 You are hereby invited to the Coalition for a Healthy County’s first annual meeting at the historic Downtown Indiana Theater. We’ll have the opportunity to hear about the results of the sustainability research that students with the Appalachian Teaching … Continue reading

Politics Matter

THE FRACKING NEWS As we continue to wait for a decision from the Supreme Court as to whether or not Act 13 is constitutional (October 17 is when it’s scheduled to be heard), it’s worth letting the Indiana County Board of Commissioners know how much we appreciate their moratorium on drilling in the conservation zone. Call them … Continue reading

CHC Update – Surveys coming – Winter Meeting

Greetings friends! I hope this finds you well. Yellow Creek Conservation Zone Ordinance Update The county continues to wait for a decision from the state Supreme Court as to whether or not Act 13 is constitutional. The hearing is scheduled for October 17. If the zoning provisions are declared unconstitutional, then our county will be … Continue reading

BREAKING NEWS: Industry Land Grab Unconstitutional!!

ACTION ALERT!!!   GREAT NEWS!!!   The Pennslyvania Commwealth Court today threw out the local zoning pre-emptions contained in Act 13. http://shale.sites.post-gazette.com/index.php/news/archives/24713 This is GREAT NEWS for supporters of the Coalition for a Healthy County, because it means that Commissioner Ruddock’s moritorium on drilling in the conservation zones can now be made permanent. CALL Commissioner Ruddock TODAY (724) … Continue reading