Sierra Club, Delaware River Keeper Network Lawsuit Against Williams

"Two Pennsylvania environmental groups on Monday filed a challenge before the state’s Environmental Hearing Board to permits issued for Williams Partners LP’s $1.9 billion Atlantic Sunrise natural gas pipeline, almost a month after the company broke ground on the project."

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Saturday's Chapel Team Work Meeting

On Saturday, the Chapel Team gathered to set up the Vigil Support Tent, catch up on news, stain some more benches (Thanks, Jon!), and eat cake (Thanks, Susan). (Images by Anne Sensenig.)

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We Stopped Construction This Morning

This morning we continued to defend our constitutional right to clean air and clean water by employing peaceful, creative, Civil Disobedience. More than 40 of us woke before dawn and used our vehicles to block the entrance of an active Williams construction site in Manor Township. We called it a Block Party!

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Photos of October 1

(All photos by Rebecca Gardner)

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Health Risks of Natural Gas

In a new article for the Journal of Lancaster General Hospital (Fall 2017), Dr. Alan S. Petersen outlines the health problems that shale gas (methane) extraction causes, including cancer, infant mortality and child respiratory issues.

 

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Pipeline Construction Ahead


Here are the Lancaster Co. Organizations Williams Gave Money to

The below organizations received grants from Williams. They are schools, emergency services, fire departments and even conservation groups. While certainly, funding for these organizations is necessary and government contributions have been diminished in recent decades, Williams corporation--which earns $35 billion a year from installing pipelines and other fossil fuel efforts--ingratiates itself to communities through such charitable outreach programs. These efforts work to stifle criticism, however much they benefit individual groups, thus dividing communities and decreasing criticism of Williams's projects.

 

 

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Williams and the Police

Local police departments have mailed questionnaire's to landowners asking if they'll host protesters or allow police to charge protesters on their land.

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The Sisters Appeal

Last week Judge Schmehl dismissed the Adorers' lawsuit against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. They are not daunted; they've filed an appeal.

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Songs from Alana Tartaro

Alana and friends (Anne Sensenig, for one) made us clips of songs to listen and sing along to! Lyrics are typed out below.

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