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Green Party Joins Americans Against Fracking01.07.13

The Green Party of Philadelphia,, has joined Americans Against Fracking, a new national coalition. Chris Robinson, a member of the Green Party City Committee, made this announcement on January 2, saying, “The Green Party is glad that there is finally a national organization calling for a complete ban on fracking for gas.”

Americans Against Fracking,, is a coalition of more than 150 environmental organizations. They oppose fracking because it is a direct and immediate threat to the drinking water, air, climate, food, health and economies of communities across the United States. The advisory board of Americans Against Fracking includes film writer/director Josh Fox, alternative rock singer/lyricist Natalie Merchant, Oscar-nominated actor Mark Ruffalo, and environmentalist/author Dr. Sandra Steingraber. (more…)

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GREEN NIGHT OUT: How to End Fracking11.18.12, Sunday, November 18, 2012

GREEN NIGHT OUT: How to End Fracking

At Green Night Out on November 10, Sam Bernhardt, led a discussion about “How to End Fracking.” Bernhardt is an organizer for Food and Water Watch,, in Pennsylvania. Fracking (hydraulic fracturing to release gas from shale rock) is inherently unsafe, according to Bernhardt, and citizens cannot rely on state officials to protect the water, air and public health. “Fracking can’t be made safer through government oversight or regulations,” said Bernhardt. “An all out ban on fracking is the only way to protect our communities.”

Right now, Bernhardt is working to expose the way PA Governor Tom Corbett has overreached to make gas drilling easier for the gas companies. He does not believe that most Pennsylvania residents will agree with the extremism of Corbett opening state college campuses and state forests for gas-drilling. Bernhardt also thinks that most people in our Commonwealth will object to Corbett deleting information from lab reports to people who have had their well water tested for toxic contaminants. (more…)

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Green Night Out with Protecting Our Waters04.18.11

Saturday, May 7, 7:00 PM
Singapore Vegetarian Restaurant
1006 Race Street

Iris Marie Bloom, Protecting Our Waters, will join us to discuss the next step for the anti-fracking movement.

Green Night Out is open to the public.

Enjoy an endless supply of vegetarian Kosher Chinese food.
An exception bargain for only $25/person.

Please RSVP; seating is limited. 215-243-7103 or

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Earth Day Demonstration against Fracking, 4/2104.10.11

Earth Day Demonstration against Fracking, 4/21

Citizens opposed to gas drilling will hold an Earth Day Demonstration Against Fracking, at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, outside the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) office, Two Main Street in Norristown, PA.

The Earth Day demonstration is part of a series of events at DEP regional offices around the Commonwealth. The demands of the demonstration are: “Ban Fracking,” “Protect our Water,” “Protect our Environment,” “No Nukes” and “Clean Energy (wind & solar) NOW.”


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Greens Call for Earth Day Demonstration at DEP03.30.11

Members of the Green Party of Philadelphia,, decided at their monthly meeting on March 24, to hold a demonstration at the PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on Thursday, April 21 in recognition of Earth Day.

Greens hold that DEP has not been able to stop gas drillers (frackers) from polluting Pennsylvania’s streams and rivers. In addition, DEP has allowed gas drillers to spread radioactive drilling waste on dirt roads in rural areas of the Commonwealth.


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Greens oppose fracking at Council Hearing03.17.11

Greens oppose fracking at Council Hearing
By Ross Levin

On the evening of March 8, Green Party members joined other members of the community at a hearing in City Council Chambers on fracking in the Delaware River Basin. For more than two hours, citizens had the chance to voice their opinions on proposed fracking regulations from the Delaware River Basin Commission, even though the Commission had decided not to hold an official hearing in the largest city that will be affected by its decisions.


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Green Party Opposes Gas Drilling in Delaware Basin01.25.11

Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP, leaders have endorsed the resolution by Philadelphia’s City Council calling for a moratorium on gas drilling in the Delaware River Basin. This resolution is scheduled for a vote in Council on Thursday, January 27.

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Anti-Drilling Demo This Sat Apr. 2404.23.10

PennFutures is having a $150 a person event on Saturday night at the Sheraton in Society Hill to honor Ed Rendell for being the “greenest Governor.” We all know that’s not true!

We’ll be highlighting his miserable record on protecting our drinking water from gas drilling poisons.  Join us!

Society Hill Sheraton

Saturday, April 24, 2010
6:30pm – 7:45pm
Walnut & Front Streets


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Earth Day Protest in the News04.23.10

Read the article and see the video from the Times-Herald:

See pictures on Brian Rudnick’s Flickr page:

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PA Statewide Earth Day Protest04.14.10

On EARTH DAY, Thursday, April 22nd, activists from organizations including the Green Party of PA, Citizens for Clean Water, NoDrill NEPA, Energy Justice Network, Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition, and others, will gather outside each of the regional offices of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to call as one for the following demands:

- An immediate moratorium on all horizontal hydrofracturing (“fracking”) in the Commonwealth, including our state forests and floodplains,
- An immediate freeze on all new Marcellus Shale drilling permits throughout Pennsylvania,
- The immediate suspension of the authority of the Delaware River Basin Commission and the Susquehanna River Basin Commission to approve drilling-related water withdrawals anywhere in Pennsylvania – and, if necessary,
- The unconditional resignation of DEP Secretary John Hanger.

Speakers & activities will commence at 12:00 noon at the
DEP Regional Offices
2 E. Main Street, Norristown
located one block from the Norristown Transportation Center — easily accessible via the Norristown High Speed Line from 69th Street and the R6 Regional Rail.


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Dinner event on gas drilling in Marcellus Shale03.27.10

Jay Sweeney, long-time Green Party activist and candidate for State Representative (111th District), will be in Philadelphia to give a brief talk to the Green Party of Philadelphia about natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale. He will speak about how drilling in northeastern PA affects our water here in the Delaware Valley.

When: Saturday, April 10, 2010, 8:00 PM
Where: Singapore Vegetarian Restaurant, 1006 Race Street


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