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

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

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

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

CHC Update – County Sends it Back! Take Action!

Greetings friends, Another reminder about tonight’s POSTPONED hearing, and a few more details about what comes next below. Hearing Postponed; Recommendations Sent Back!! Tonight’s hearing on recommendations for new regulations in the Indiana County conservation zone has been postponed, and the recommendations have been sent back to the planning commission for further work. This is the … Continue reading

The Fracking News – Shaking Things Up!!

The Fracking News The PA Legislature should be getting back to work on figuring out updates to the Oil and Gas Act. There’s still a lot of work to be done.   The new year has not improved what we’re expecting, so, The Sierra Club, and PennFuture have echoed CHC’s request that the legislature make a clean start and get … Continue reading

The Fracking News – The cost of business? $747million

The Fracking News Negotiations between the House and Senate bills will be occurring in the coming weeks. They’re both stinky bills, but Reed’s House bill is slightly stinkier.  PennFuture has additional analysis.  Even the Post-Gazette has an opinion on the two bills. Lots of local electeds are also pushing back against these two bills.  If you’re a local administrator, and … Continue reading

The Fracking News – Action, Analysis, Accidents, and Alternatives

The Fracking News The Indiana County Planning Commission has recommended drilling be allowed in the conservation zone. Think that’s a bad idea?  Let the commissioners know, Wednesday, 11/16, 10:30am at the County Courthouse.           A recent graduate from IUP has started putting maps together for CHC. What would you like to see on this … Continue reading

CHC Update – Planning Commission recommends drilling in CZ

Greetings Friends, Take Action!  Two legislative bills (H.B. 1950 and S.B. 1100 ) currently under consideration in Harrisburg would pre-empt all local ordinances attempting to regulate Marcellus drilling in their municipalities & replace them with a weakened State regulation allowing Marcellus drilling even in residential areas.  These bills would restrict Indiana County from regulating drilling … Continue reading