, Campus Coordinator PA, Sierra Student Coalition
A week ago today, 9/20/2012, there was an incredible gathering of minds and bodies in Philadelphia, Pa to show OUTRAGE for SHALE GAS DRILLING. So adamant about the importance of this message it was even the name, Shale Gas Outrage.
When I moved to Pittsburgh to work with the Sierra Student Coalition, I thought my main focus would be on coal-fired power and rebuilding a network of youth activists. Of course these are priorities, but all of a sudden Hydraulic Fracturing walks up and slaps me in the face! I am now exposed to a whole new world of injustice and dire importance in Pennsylvania. I’d known fracking was bad, but oh my, I literally start tearing up when I think about how awful it really is!
Did you know last year, natural resource extraction and mining was 2nd in most workers killed with 715 total deaths? Or that there are counties in PA where water is shipped in because people can no longer drink from their contaminated wells? How about, the fact that there are over 8,000 well sites in PA alone?
[ Read More... ]