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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Songs from Don Gallagher

From folk music to cartoons, Don Gallagher's shared some tunes for resistance.

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LAP on CBS

CBS Religion & Culture came through Lancaster several weeks ago to cover the anti-pipeline movement here. They attended a training and visited at the Chapel. And they made this exquisite 30 minute special about faith and fossil fuels and water, "Protecting the Sacred."

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Nonviolent Mass Action Training, September 23/24

Some photos of the training hosted at Climber's Run last weekend. (All photos were taken by Becky Gardner.)

Art training provided by People's Collective Arts. Thank you!

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Rosh Hashanah

Photos of tonight's Rosh Hashanah at the Chapel.

(Images by Jamie Beth Schindler, Andrea Ferich; Sam Schindler shown.)

 

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LAP & the Adorers on NBC

“It’s just a place for us to be able to come, to be calm, to be focused, to be intentional about our resistance and our willingness to go very, very public with that resistance in a prayerful, nonviolent way."

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Construction Begins.

Williams has begun construction on compressor stations in Orange Township, Columbia County, and Clinton Township, Wyoming County. Last week FERC issued the final necessary permit for construction. You can view it here.

We're ready.

Join us this weekend for the last training before nonviolent mass actions begin. Click here for details.

 

Text LAPALERT to 94502 to receive immediate updates on actions and gatherings.

 

Marie Cusick wrote at NPR's State Impact on September 19:

"The project has been met with considerable public push-back, especially in Lancaster County. Hundreds of people have pledged to engage in civil disobedience in an effort to block the project.A Williams spokesman says some preliminary work is beginning in the Lancaster area, but most of it will get underway in mid-to-late October.

'We are always disappointed when the regulatory agencies give another approval or permit for the industry to violate the rights of the people,' says Malinda Clatterbuck of the protest group, Lancaster Against Pipelines. 'That is how we see this decision, as an outright violation of our communities’ constitutional rights to clean air and clean water, and a healthy and sustainable future.'”