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

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

Earth Day Action Alert!!

Earth Day Action Alert!! Sunday is Earth Day, and here in Indiana our partners the IUP ECO club will be celebrating on Friday, 4/20 at the Oak Grove from 10am-2pm. Come out and check out music, sustainability projects, student and local green organizations, and an overall good time! But most of all – Take action to support your … Continue reading

CHC Update – Planning Commission Recs this week!

Greetings friends, Last week the Planning Commission met behind closed doors to make a final decision on recommendations to protect the conservation zone.  October 12 is their deadline – come hear what they have to say at the commissioner’s meeting, Wednesday, 10/12, 10:30am Commissioner’s hearing room. In the meantime – CALL THE COMMISSIONERS – this … Continue reading

The Fracking News – Frack is Whack!

The Fracking News The zoning hearing board approved MDS’s application to drill. You already know this. But did you know that MDS Energy is in the minority of gas drillers that each year have violations? In his quote, Mike Knapp says their violations were only waste washed around from a heavy rain. Here’s to hoping that there’s never rain … Continue reading

CHC Update – Wed. 9/14 – Lets tell them what we think

Greetings friends, We’re entering a new phase of the campaign. The MDS well at Yellow Creek has been approved, however, we’re expecting more. While the Zoning Hearing Board decided to stick it’s head in the sand before making their decision on this one, the county still has a chance to take the potential threats of deep shale … Continue reading

CHC Update – MDS Decision

The Indiana County Zoning Hearing Board has approved MDS’s second application to drill in the Yellow Creek Conservation Zone. This is unfortunate news, but not wholly unexpected. The entire decision is attached.CHC will continue to directly engage the county to ensure the conservation zones are not put at risk. Tell the Commissioners what you think! … Continue reading

CHC Update – MDS decision scheduled

Greetings! Thanks to everyone who helped out with the county fair. It was a resounding success in terms of outreach; CHC greatly expanded it’s presence in the county, collecting over 100 letters, and adding 50 local residents to our mailing list.  We had lots of CHC and Sierra Club volunteers from all over the county eager … Continue reading

CHC Update – County Fair launched!

The Indiana County Fair has arrived!  CHC and the Sierra Club have a booth inside the Exhibition building, nearby our friends at the League of Women Voters.  We’re here all week! Come say hi! EPA Hearing Announced – Sept. 27 The Environmental Protection Agency needs to hear from you!  The EPA has proposed rules that … Continue reading