Major US Presidential Candidate Denounces Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline

Bernie_Millersville.jpgAs you probably know, Lancaster Against Pipelines (LAP) includes Republicans, Democrats, Independents and Greens; and we do not endorse any particular candidates or parties. 

That said, we are overwhelmed and truly grateful when a presidential candidate chooses to stand with us in our fight to keep the Atlantic Sunrise Project out of our community.  Malinda Clatterbuck of LAP gave an inspiring speech to the crowd of over 3,000 at a Millersville University presidential rally last night.  Then US Senator and Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders had this to say:  “While I am here in Pennsylvania, let me just mention to you that I am proud to join a grassroots coalition of local residents, business owners, farmers, and religious leaders in strong opposition to the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline.”

LAP challenges all candidates and voters to reject the idea that fracking and pipelines are some kind of bridge to a more sustainable future at a time when climate change is at our door and fossil fuel extraction is a threat to our communities, our environment and precious water resources.  

Thank you Senator Sanders for standing with the thousands of PA residents who are committed to keeping the Atlantic Sunrise Project out of our state!

Click here to view YouTube video of Millersville University Rally including Malinda Clatterbuck's speech and introduction.

Click here to read Lancaster Newspaper's online article regarding Senator Sanders' statement against the ASP.


Press Advisory: Anti-Pipeline groups to announce ‘Protect PA Quilt Project’

 

For Immediate Release:

August 26, 2015 - Press Advisory

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Press Advisory: FRIDAY - Anti-Pipeline groups to announce ‘Protect PA Quilt Project’

This Friday, August 28th, at 9am a press conference will be held at Heritage Square, next to Lancaster Central Market, to announce the launch of the Protect PA Quilt Project. Lancaster Against Pipelines, the Lancaster Farmland Trust, Martic SOUL, and Conestoga Community Group are working together to organize and launch this project. Representatives from each group will be on hand to speak about their organization’s participation.

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Pro-Home Rule Conestoga Resident arrested for speaking during public meeting

 

For Immediate Release:

Contact: Lancaster Against Pipelines 717.974.3095 

Pro-Home Rule Conestoga Resident arrested for speaking during public meeting

Conestoga Township supervisors ordered police officers to arrest Conestoga resident Kim Kann during a public meeting Tuesday evening at the Conestoga Fire Hall. Kann was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after speaking in response to the Supervisors’ presentation on Home Rule.

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Lancaster Residents to Pack Courthouse In Support of Home Rule Campaigns

For Immediate Release:

March 24, 2015 - Press Advisory

Contact:

Call: 717.974.3095 

Email: lancasteragainstpipelines@gmail.com

Lancaster Residents to Pack Courthouse In Support of Home Rule Campaigns

 

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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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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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