Legal Action taken against citizen groups seeking Home Rule

Conestoga Township supervisor, Becky Miles' husband Drue Miles and Barabara Stokes from Martic Township have filed a challenge to both Martic and Conestoga's Home Rule application that was submitted to the Board of Elections in February. 

Click here to sign the petition showing Lancaster County supports home in Martic and Conestoga.

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"Home Rule is the Answer in Martic Township"

In an Op-Ed with LNP today, Emily Weinstock-Collins announced a campaign for Home Rule in Martic Township.  Home Rule is a form of direct-democracy governance that townships in Pennsylvania may choose to use, rather than a traditional second-class township structure.  

Emily writes:

"The unjust and unethical system still needs to be challenged for the sake of our community as well as for communities all over the country that are exploited and sacrificed for the benefit of corporate America. "

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‘Conestoga 8′ charges downgraded to summary trespass, $100 fines.

At today’s court date, the defiant trespass charges against the ‘Conestoga 8′ were reduced to a $100 fine and summary trespass charge. The ‘Conestoga 8′ are Lancaster residents who were arrested for trespassing on PPL land to shut down a Williams Partners drilling operation, on January 5th.

 

 

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Press Advisory: Feb. 5: Court Date for 8 Arrested “Conestoga Land Protectors”

The eight Lancaster residents who were arrested for shutting down Williams Partners pipeline-preparation core-sample drilling along the banks of the Conestoga are facing their first court date on February 5th at 10am.  Supporters will gather inside and outside of the District Justice office on 841 Stehman Road, Millersville.

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News Wrap-up for Conestoga Drill Rig Shut-Down

Monday's drill rig shutdown in Conestoga was a powerful enough story to make waves across local, environmental and state news outlets throughout the week.  A small AP brief made the round in online publications across the country. Below is an incomplete compilation of the articles about Monday's nonviolent land protection action.  

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Press Release: 40 Lancaster residents halt Williams Partners pipeline drilling operation along Conestoga River

40 residents of Conestoga & Martic townships, together with a local chapter of the American Indian Movement and supporters from across Lancaster County, PA have peacefully forced a drilling operation along the Conestoga River to stop working. 

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