Stories and images from the Hands Across Riverdale defense.

In his excellent 7.28.13, New York Times Op-Ed,  Gangplank to a Warm Future –, Cornell Profesoor Anthony Ingraffea argued that MANY concerned about climate change, including President Obama, have embraced hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. In his recent climate speech, the president went so far as to lump gas with renewables as “clean energy.” As a [...]

Pennsylvania Republicans are once again playing politics, pitting the welfare of Commonwealth residents against the natural gas industry. Here’s a  hint: it’s buried deep inside the 2013-2014 fiscal code (SB 591) – Page 35 lines 20 to 22, to be exact. Those lines provide a $150,000 appropriation for “independent research regarding natural gas drilling,” and [...]

4.24.13 Dear Sandra, I hope my letter finds you, and finds you well. I have followed and, where I could, photographed and documented the defense of Lake Seneca against those whom I have called the industrializing profiteers of the extreme extraction corporations, Inergy in this case. While my temptation is to draft a scorching analysis, I know [...]

Posted to Bloomsburg University faculty as if it were simply one more grant opportunity, The Center for Rural Pennsylvania–effectively an agent of Governor Corbett’s mission to sell off Pennsylvania to the natural gas extraction industries–offers BU professors the following: The Center for Rural Pennsylvania( ) is interested in working with faculty to study the potential [...]

Press Release from the Governor’s Office: Governor Tom Corbett today announced that Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Mike Krancer will step down April 15 to return home to Montgomery County to practice law. “Secretary Krancer has been an invaluable member of our team and I am grateful for his service,’’ Corbett said. “His impressive efforts [...]

1. The Magical Thinking of Richard Kinder-Stiltskin: Resources versus Reserves If ever an extraction corporation epitomized the spirit of 16th century philosopher Francis Bacon, it is surely Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (KMEP). But this isn’t merely because their record of fossil fuel transport and export rivals the company from which KMEP derives its major players—ENRON—for sheer [...]

A Thank You from Wendy Lee

March 15, 2013 // 1 Comment

Editor’s note: The amazing Wendy Lee. Wendy has been with Raging Chicken Press right from the start. Any reader of “the Chicken” knows of Wendy’s fearless and unyielding work to stop the fracking industry. I can think of no one who better represents the spirit of what we set out to do when we started [...]

Editor’s Note: The following video is from Jay Wilcox of Urban Disaster Records.  In his latest video, Jay Wilcox features Samantha Brown an 18 year old resident of Beaver County.  In the video, Samantha talks about how fracking is affecting the younger children in the area, and she shares her worries with having frack-wells surrounding her community.  [...]

Editors note:  This is our latest installment of Jay Wilcox’s “From the Frontlines” video series.  Jay has been travelling all around the Shale Country to expose how fracking destroys communities.  In the latest episode, he follows around Vera Scroggins and Craig Stevens.  In this video Vera tries to go to a meeting but is denied access [...]

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