Fight for the Land: No Pipelines Rally!

On March 5th 2017, roughly 100 rally goers came out to attend the Fight for the Land: No Pipelines Rally, which was hosted at Hearts & Bones Farm in Bloomsburg, PA. The event was co-sponsored by Columbia County Against the Pipeline, Juniata Watershed People Before Pipeline, Clean Air Council, Shalefield Organizing Committee, and Hearts & Bones Farm.

An array of land defenders, water protectors, activists and community organizers showed up in solidarity to actively resist the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline. The rally was a call to action to protect the land, water and the health of local communities who are threatened by the Atlantic Sunrise, as well as other pipeline construction projects, locally and nationally.

Speakers from various organizations protecting the land were in attendance to share thoughts and experiences in actively resisting pipelines and other fracking infrastructure projects, including Mariner East 2 and PennEast pipelines. The event allowed for activists to network and discuss opportunities for future collaborative efforts in combating pipeline construction across the region.

Below are some pictures from the event, in case you missed it!

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Orange Township Residents Crowd Supervisors Meeting

Orange Township Supervisors Meeting: October 6, 2016

Concerned residents of Orange Township listen to solicitor Barry Lewis discuss the proposed Atlantic Sunrise pipeline and compressor station.

October 6, 2016 – Over 55 people crowded into the Orange Township municipal building Thursday night for the Township Supervisor’s Meeting. Last month, residents presented a list of questions for the Supervisors regarding the proposed compressor station to be built in the township as part of William’s planned Atlantic Sunrise pipeline. The supervisors declined to extensively comment, asking that residents attend their October meeting when the township solicitor, Barry Lewis, would be present to answer questions.

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Health Presentation Prompts Questions for Orange Township Supervisors

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Dr. Saberi and Deirdre Lally answer questions from the audience following the presentation.

by Casey Pegg & Sierra Shamer

The August 28th presentation on the health impacts of the proposed compressor station was a huge success and that energy was carried into the Orange township supervisors meeting.  Members of Columbia County Against the Pipeline presented the supervisors with a list of questions about the compressor station.  The supervisors agreed to review our questions with their solicitor. They will provide answers for us at their next meeting on Oct 6 at 7:30pm in the Orangeville Municiple Building, 2028 PA-487, Orangeville, PA 17859.

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PA DEP Extends Permit Comment Period

A bit of relief in a long battle – the PA DEP has given the public an additional 60 days to comment on the 102/105 water encroachment permits relating to the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline.  We now have until August 1st 2016! 

Thanks to all who pressured the DEP to allow the public more time for comment!

Now we can continue to request a Public Hearing so we can have an open, public conservation with the DEP about our concerns. Click here for info on submitting a request.