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 ...
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 ...
*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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...