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    Communities Rising Tour: Lancaster

    April 03, 2017
    Monday - 4/10 Communities Rising Tour - Lancaster, PA Defying the Corporate State Unitarian Universalist Church 538 W. Chestnut Street Lancaster7-9PM Featuring voices from the front lines fighting against corporate exploitation. Featured speakers include Ken Ward, Jay O’Hara, and Lancaster’s own Malinda Clatterbuck. For full event info click here.
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    Sharpening Our Focus

    April 01, 2017
    Pro-Pipeline Forces Ramp Up Intimidation Tactics Against Grassroots ResistanceLast week, while addressing a fracking and pipeline-expansion conference in State College, PA Public Utility Commissioner Robert Powelson described grassroots pipeline resistance as a “jihad.” With this choice of words, industry insiders are attempting to paint local residents as domestic terrorists for protecting their own homes, families, and properties against dangerous, unwanted, pipelines—including  the Atlantic Sunrise Project (ASP) that would send US gas to overseas markets.The disturbing rhetoric appears to be working. Three days after Powelson’s remarks, PA federal judge Matthew Brann announced that peaceful residents engaging in civil disobedience against the ASP “shall be hauled into court by the United States Marshals’ Service and a contempt hearing conducted.” While such tactics are clearly intended to break the spirit of grassroots pipeline-resistance efforts across Pennsylvania, the resolve of Lancaster Against Pipelines is only further galvanized by these threats. Despite federal complicity in the industry’s seizure of our land and exploitation of our natural resources, LAP is more committed than ever to peaceful, courageous resistance to Williams’ assault on our land, water, safety, and rural way of life.
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