MainLine Peace Action/DelMont PDA

March 14, 2011

Badger Spirit Comes To Harrisburg

Filed under: environment — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 3:47 pm

Late last week 250 protesters sat in at Tom Ridge’s Marcellus Shale lobbying company in Harrisburg to demand a tax on gas extraction.  Watch the 2-minute video.  Daylin Leach is in it.  There will be more visits to Harrisburg.  Get ready to march.

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February 27, 2011

Corbett vs. The Environment

Filed under: environment — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 10:00 am

These are the first natural gas policies the Corbett Administration has trotted out, and they are clearly bad for the environment.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11056/1127950-113.stm

February 16, 2011

Gov. Corbett and Marcellus Shale

Filed under: environment — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 7:14 am

Even if the governor sticks to his inflexibility on “no new taxes,” there are several things he could do to make the Pennsylvania gas industry more civilized.  This well-balanced article spells them out.

http://www.pennlive.com/editorials/index.ssf/2011/02/what_now_for_the_marcellus_sha.html

October 27, 2010

What Else Is Coming Up With The Fracking Water?

Filed under: environment — Tags: , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 8:36 am

When they pump zillions of gallons of water (and other things) into the Marcellus shale to frack it and release its natural gas, several heavy metals including uranium come to the surface.  Not a good thing.

http://beavercountyblue.org/2010/10/26/marcellus-shale-fracking-releases-uranium-university-of-buffalo/

May 1, 2010

Riding The Glass Elevator To Profits

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:31 am

You’ve probably seen the TV commercial of the woman riding a glass elevator into and out of the depths of the earth telling us of the wonders of gas and oil there, just waiting for us to tap them.  Our friend Randy Shannon in this article talks about the greed and mendacity of the energy companies and their Wall Street investors who have now committed the environmental crime of the century.

http://beavercountyblue.org/2010/04/29/the-greatest-environmental-disaster-of-the-century-turning-point-or-more-to-come/

February 27, 2010

Natural Gas Drillers On The Offensive

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 5:32 am

The Natural Gas industry is moving forward with operations to get at gigantic natural gas deposits in the Marcellus Shale, deep below most of Pennsylvania – a virtual goldmine of energy so near to the New York City market.  The results so far have been disatrous for wildlife, streams, state forests, and drinking water supplies.  Read all about it in this article from Beaver County Blue, the website of our Progressive Democrat friends in the western end of the state.

http://beavercountyblue.org/2010/02/26/gas-drillers-open-political-offensive-in-beaver-county/