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

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: Community Meetings This Week!

Greetings friends, It’s a busy week for CHC with opportunities for you to speak out about drilling and about development overall in our county. Ordinance update – CHC to support lawsuit against Act 13 At our steering committee meeting this week we agreed that CHC would circulate a letter supporting the lawsuit brought against the … Continue reading

CHC Update: Big News!

Greetings friends, Good news!! I’m happy to inform members of the Coalition for a Healthy County that the Yellow Creek well is now under inactive status, and MDS will begin the process of reclaiming the site. According to MDS spokesperson, Mike Knapp, they stopped drilling at about 7,800′ when they encountered an apparent fault. The … Continue reading

CHC Update: Dealing with Act 14, and long-term strategy

Greetings friends, Below you’ll find a detailed update the CZ ordinance including timeline and next steps, an Action step, a brief summary of last week’s Steering Committee meeting, an update on other CHC projects and last week’s Steering Committee meeting, and of course, The Fracking News. But first, CHC is co-sponsoring a movie downtown next week: Carbon … 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

CHC Update – Yellow Creek Marcellus Event TONIGHT; Jan. 11th HEARING POSTPONED

Greetings, Just a quick reminder about tonight’s event at Yellow Creek: All you ever wanted to know about Marcellus Shale in Indiana County TONIGHT, January 9, 6:30pm Yellow Creek State Park 170 Route 259 , Penn Run, Pennsylvania Environmental Learning Classroom, (behind Dragonfly pond, next to the wind turbine) Please join PennFuture and the Coalition … Continue reading

CHC Update – 2 Events Next Week!!

Happy New Year!! Reminder about two important events for CHC NEXT WEEK, below in reverse chronological order: Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, 7:30pm Indiana County Courthouse 825 Philadelphia St # 4th Indiana, PA Public Hearing on Conservation Zone Ordinance revision Send It Back! is the message to our county commissioners on January 11th.  A final version of the recommendations … 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