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ACTIVISM: Blockade at PA Fracking Site Highlights Risks to Farms and Food

Environment  (tags: Fracking, frack is whack, activism, activists, destruction, ecosystems, green, conservation, water, pollution, nature, habitat, habitatdestruction, energy, pollution, wildlife )

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Residents of Western Pennsylvania and friends of Lawrence County farmer Maggie Henry locked themselves to a giant paper-mache pig today in the entrance to a Shell natural gas well site in order to protest the company's threat to local agriculture and food

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Edo R (71)
Monday January 28, 2013, 2:20 am
Thanks Cal!

Ellen m (215)
Monday January 28, 2013, 2:27 am
damn do i hate Shell !
petition calling for a moratorium signed, along with a few others..thanks

Süheyla C (234)
Monday January 28, 2013, 3:05 am

Alice C (1797)
Monday January 28, 2013, 3:20 am
Thanks Cal ~ shared

Past Member (0)
Monday January 28, 2013, 6:58 am

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Monday January 28, 2013, 9:12 am
Which is worse? Fracking or a pig farm. They both hurt us and the one definitely hurts the pigs.

Dee C (229)
Monday January 28, 2013, 10:00 am
We are fighting it here..tooth and nail..I just hope they can be stopped..

Thanks Cal..

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday January 28, 2013, 12:42 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal. Petition at website signed.

Ann Breeden (65)
Monday January 28, 2013, 1:40 pm

Kathlene Lentz (30)
Monday January 28, 2013, 1:52 pm
With so much proof that fracking is harmful to every living thing in the area, why are Big Oil companies still being allowed to carry out these operations? We KNOW that it causes poisoned wells. We KNOW that it causes earthquakes where there have never been earthquakes before. We KNOW that it cause explosions. In short, FRACKING KILLS. There is more than enough evidence of this truth, and the greedy SOBS who benefit by allowing Big Oil to continue should be charged with crimes instead of rewarded with money.

Past Member (0)
Monday January 28, 2013, 2:00 pm
Quite simply, Big Oil gets away with all of its evil because it owns most of the American government. The "greedy SOBS who benefit by allowing Big Oil to continue..." come in two flavors, Democrat and Republican. The two party sham is a corporate-owned and operated front to conceal the full extent to which toxic capitalism has completely erased any real democracy in this nation. We have the best government that Shell Oil can buy. Meanwhile, apathetic Americans passively comply and swallow every single noxious bit of disinformation that our government shoves down their throats. Americans have no one to blame for the way things are beyond themselves. The air and water are poisoned and will continue to be poisoned because no one is willing to demand more from their corporate fascist government.

John D (44)
Monday January 28, 2013, 3:02 pm

Ruth R (250)
Monday January 28, 2013, 3:44 pm
Very Cool ! Signed, shared, twittered! and there are more petitions -- on the important topics !!!

John B (185)
Monday January 28, 2013, 4:47 pm
Thanks cal for the link to the article and the petition. Read, petition signed and posting noted. Kudos to the brave activists.

. (0)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 10:20 am
Thanks Cal. Done

Talya H (10)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 5:58 pm
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