Chapel 23 Reader

Here's a round up of news on the Chapel 23, the group of 23 who were arrested on Monday on the Sisters' property for stopping construction of the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline.

 

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Stand with the Sisters, Monday, October 16, 7 am

On Monday at 7 am at the Chapel in Columbia, Lancaster Against Pipelines will rally in the right of way to stop the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline.

 

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Chapel at Sunrise, with Vespers

On Tuesday several of us met at the chapel before dawn. We drank coffee, caught up on plans, and were then joined by Sisters Colette and Leona, who hold vespers every Tuesday morning. (All images by Anne Sensenig)

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"As a doctor and as a person of faith, I believe the only prescription for methane pollution is action."

A new article by Dr. Alan Petersen opens with this line, "As a doctor and as a person of faith, I believe the only prescription for methane pollution is action."

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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