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Libertarian Party of Colorado: Why Colorado Should Embrace Fracking

Why Colorado Should Embrace Fracking 

Published June 13, 2013

By the Libertarian Party of Colorado

People like to solve problems, and in a market where ideas are free to be tested, the most beautiful process unfolds. As soon as people of any industry recognize the implications of solving one problem or another, professionals from all over will flock to ground zero and put their heads together.… Read more ...

New York Greens Host Rally Against Fracking

From Green Party Watch, June 16, 2013:

Will you stand up and end the threat of fracking in NY State, once and for all? Not a moratorium, or another delay, but a BAN. Right now.

gpny ny at the crossroads

RSVP to rally with the Greens in Albany toDemand a Ban from Cuomo on June 17th!Read more ...

Pennsylvania Green Party Called for Fracking Ban on Earth Day

The following comes from an April 23rd article on PhillyBurbs.com:

Rush-hour traffic zipped by them. The chilly wind blew through them. But that did not prevent some 30 determined environmentalists and conservationists from bringing their battle against “fracking,” a controversial drilling process using pressurized fluids to bring natural gas to the surface, to the streets of downtown Norristown in time for Monday’s Earth Day.… Read more ...

Illinois Green Party to Gov. Quinn: You Can’t Frack Your Way Out of a Budget Crisis

  • *Greens to participate in March 12 lobby day to support fracking moratorium bill (SB1418)

Green Party leaders blasted Gov. Quinn’s claim, in his annual budget address, that hydraulic fracturing — or fracking — “is coming to Illinois,” as if it were inevitable, disrespecting the efforts of thousands of activists and concerned citizens struggling to prevent fracking operations here.

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Green Party NYS: Gov’s State-of-State does little for 99% of New Yorkers

Repost from onthewilderside, based on a post at GPNYS/Green Party of New York State:

Governor Cuomo’s agenda for 2012 is designed to maintain the power and wealth of the 1%, promoting austerity rather than prosperity for the vast majority of New Yorkers.

“We need a Green New Deal, financed through progressive taxes.… Read more ...

Three upcoming Green Party of Philadelphia events

The Green Party of Philadelphia has three events in the next two weeks.  First, they will be demonstrating against fracking on Earth Day.  Next, they will be holding a monthly meeting.  Finally, on May Day they will be having a community celebration.  More details below.

Earth Day demonstration at the local Department of Environmental Protection:

Citizens opposed to gas drilling will hold an Earth Day Demonstration Against Fracking, at 4:00 p.m.

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Green Party of Philadelphia endorses city council resolution against hydrofracking, seeks more action

From Philly Now:

Inappropriate analogies aside, the Green Party of Philadelphia has put out a statement on the moratorium (they’re for it), of which we’re pulling some parts:

Philadelphia’s Green Party leaders voted to endorse the proposed City Council Resolution, Belinda Davis, acting GPOP treasurer, who attended Council’s hearing in September, hailed the moratorium on fracking.

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Green Party opposes Cuomo recycling failed fiscal policies

From a Green Party of New York State press release, as posted by Ian Wilder at onthewilderside.com:

The Green Party blasted the Emergency Fiscal Plan outlined by Andrew Cuomo in his State of the State Message as a continuation of the failed policies of previous administrations of the Democratic and Republican Parties.

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Green Party lauds Pittsburgh City Council Decision to ban fracking in city limits

A press release from the Green Party of Pennsylvania, which supports banning hydraulic fracturing (aka fracking) for natural gas and organized statewide protests against the practice on Earth Day:

Last week, Pittsburgh City Council voted to ban hydrofracturing, or
“fracking” within city limits.  Fracking is a controversial method of
natural gas extraction from the Marcellus Shale formation that uses large
volumes of water and severely pollutes it in the process. … Read more ...

Green Party of Pennsylvania pre-election press release

From the Green Party of Pennsylvania:

GREEN PARTY OF PENNSYLVANIA
http://www.gpofpa.org

Green Party offers viable alternatives in tomorrow’s election

As the exchange of missives between the two large corporate-dominated
parties intensifies while the campaign season for the November 2010 general
election winds down, the Green Party of Pennsylvania continues to offer a
viable alternative that puts people before profits, and forwards a prospect
of real change instead of the tiresome rhetoric and empty promises of the
status quo.… Read more ...

Green Party of PA votes unanimously to support Dimock residents’ attempt to get clean water

GREEN PARTY OF PENNSYLVANIA
http://www.gpofpa.org

Green Party supports residents of Dimock

Since DEP Secretary John Hanger announced his decision to construct a
pipeline from Lake Montrose to Dimock to provide safe drinking water to the
residents who are unable to use their wells, there has been a backlash.
Cabot has denied all responsibility.  … Read more ...

Press Release: The Green Party of Pennsylvania calls for an end to drilling for natural gas and other fossil fuels

Press release:

After a blowback spewed gas and toxic water in Clearfield, PA, plus serious incidents including deaths of oil and gas employees in West Virginia and Texas, nearly two months of oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico and years of mountain top removal, the Green Party of Pennsylvania says “enough already.”

Still in its infancy, drilling for gas in the Marcellus Shale has resulted in the poisoning of private drinking water in Dimock, the destruction of Dunkard Creek, pollution of the Monongahela River and transformation of billions of gallons of Pennsylvania’s fresh water resources into untreatable toxic waste.Read more ...