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Construction begins for the Rock Springs gas pipeline in Lancaster County

October 1st, 2015

This is not the atlantic sunrise pipeline. this is a much smaller one. But the events give a pretty strong indication of what we can expect times 10 for the Atlantic sunrise pipeline. the protests the security and the lies from Williams. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE


Pipelines’ paths remain a risky mystery beneath our feet

August 19th, 2015

State Impact/ NPR July 31, 2015 | 5:13 PM By Susan Phillips This story began with a simple task: Let’s make a pipeline map! Everyone wants to know where all the new Marcellus Shale gas pipelines are or will be. The new proposals have been piling up.  Many have poetic names like Atlantic Sunrise, Mariner Read more…


What It Takes To Win Against New Gas Pipelines: Lessons from New York, Georgia and Kentucky

August 18th, 2015

Over the last few years, a major new front has developed in the fight against climate change: stopping new fossil fuel pipelines. Across the United States, climate advocates are joining hands with local communities and mobilizing against dangerous, polluting and unnecessary new pipelines, many of them meant to carry natural gas. Fracking has flooded domestic Read more…


Williams Pipeline explosion and fire in Weld County CO

August 7th, 2015

A six inch pipeline exploded when it was accidentally hit by a civilian excavator. The size of the explosion and resulting fire from the 6″ line required the evacuation of a 2-3 mile radius and took more than 24 hours to control. You can see more on the fire here. The Proposed pipeline in conestoga Read more…


Residents sue government in attempt to stop proposed gas pipeline

August 6th, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — A group of Franklin County residents have sued the federal government, seeking an end to all permitting activities related to the proposed Kinder Morgan natural gas pipeline, a declaration that an amendment to the 1938 Natural Gas Act is unconstitutional, and unspecified damages. The plaintiffs own property that would be crossed by the pipeline, Read more…


Hopewell Township Blocks Pipeline to Protect Its Residents

August 5th, 2015

After hearing a special Board of Health hearing Tuesday addressing public health issues related to the proposed PennEast pipeline, the Township board Decided that the pipeline, if constructed, will adversely affect the health of the citizens of Hopewell Township. The board unanimously passed a resolution by a 5-0 vote. The resolution listed potential groundwater contamination, Read more…


Documents show Pennsylvania GOP’s courtship of gas industry

July 26th, 2015

The Pittsburgh Gazette publishes documents between the gas industry and PA politicians proving they are in bed together. click here to read the article


Pipeline companies are not disclosing paths of risky mystery beneath our feet

July 26th, 2015

NPR’s State impact reports that The Wolf Administration estimates that 30,000 more miles of new pipelines will be built in Pennsylvania within the next two decades. So, where will they be? This article realizes we are being kept in the dark.


Martic Township denies fire crew insurance info

April 24th, 2015

Posted: Friday, April 24, 2015 6:00 am JUSTIN DOUTRICH | LNP CORRESPONDENT All Malinda Clatterbuck wanted to know was whether the local fire department protecting Martic Township would lose insurance coverage if home rule wins voters’ support on May 19 Late last year, Martic SOUL —of which Clatterbuck is a member —proposed an ordinance that Read more…


Wednesday, April 15th- Join Us for a “Community Night” Fundraiser

April 14th, 2015

Download the Isaacs flyer here and bring it to the restaurant. Enjoy an evening out with your family and friends for a great cause. Twenty five percent (25%) of the cost of your meal will directly benefit Conestoga Community Group.   Thank you for dining with us from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.   Where:   Isaac’s Read more…


Please Donate to Help Citizens to Preserve Conestoga

April 14th, 2015

We are still seeking donations for Citizens to Preserve Conestoga.  We need donations to help cover the cost of upcoming mailers, meetings and educational materials to help educate the community about Home Rule.  Citizens to Preserve Conestoga is the only organization allowed to help financially with the Home Rule campaign, since it is political.  Thank Read more…


Judge throws out challenges to home rule referendum

March 31st, 2015

Judge throws out challenges to home rule referendum for Conestoga, Martic townships Posted: Monday, March 30, 2015 1:57 pm | Updated: 4:23 pm, Mon Mar 30, 2015. By AD CRABLE | Staff Writer Residents in Martic and Conestoga townships will be voting in the May primary on whether to study a home rule type of Read more…


Pipeline company, foes count down to formal proposal

March 29th, 2015

Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2015 6:30 am By GIL SMART | Staff Writer Last week orange-jacketed surveyors continued turning dirt on farmland in southern Lancaster County, sifting loads of soil looking for Native American artifacts — and the least-intrusive path for a controversial natural gas pipeline. Robin Maguire of Conestoga was there. “I chased them Read more…


Effort to get home rule in Martic and Conestoga townships challenged in court

March 28th, 2015

Posted: Friday, March 27, 2015 12:41 pm | Updated: 2:21 pm, Fri Mar 27, 2015. By AD CRABLE | Staff Writer A Lancaster County Court judge Friday heard nearly three hours of testimony on whether to allow voters in Martic and Conestoga townships to consider a citizens-based form of local government known as home rule. Read more…


Anti-home-rule group from Conestoga Township loses

March 26th, 2015

Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 2:47 pm | Updated: 8:19 pm, Wed Mar 25, 2015. By AD CRABLE | Staff Writer A Lancaster County Court judge has thrown out a slate of anti-home-rule candidates in Conestoga Township. It was the latest in series of moves and countermoves over an initiative by opponents of the proposed Read more…


Martic, Conestoga residents’ anti-pipeline effort to install home rule government challenged in court

March 23rd, 2015

Posted: Monday, March 23, 2015 8:40 am By AD CRABLE | Staff Writer Residents of Conestoga and Martic townships value their sense of community. Yet among them a rift has emerged over whether to take a dramatic step toward installing a new form of government in order to stop a natural gas pipeline. Frustrated at Read more…


Justice or “Just Us”: Environmental Justice as a Universal Human Right

February 11th, 2015

The current industrial system generates 94 percent waste. It all lands somewhere, often ultimately in our bodies. A society that wastes its resources also wastes its people. Why are low-income communities and communities of color the perennial human sacrifice zones? Courageous environmental justice advocates Clayton Thomas-Muller, Shawna Larson and Maryanne Hitt are successfully rejecting this Read more…


Deerfield files claim against federal government over Tennessee Gas Pipeline

February 6th, 2015

By Fred Contrada | fcontrada@repub.com Email the author | Follow on Twitter on February 04, 2015 at 12:09 PM, updated February 04, 2015 at 2:23 PM DEERFIELD — A Conway attorney has filed a claim against the federal government on behalf of the town of Deerfield, maintaining that an amendment to the Natural Gas Act Read more…


A Native American protest to stop a PA pipeline

February 6th, 2015

Posted: 02/06/15, 10:44 AM EST By Natasha Khan | PublicSource “Now you may believe that because an archaeological survey is being done prior to construction, any sites and burials on this route can be identified and avoided ahead of time. Unfortunately, this is not at all true,” Trussell said. When “skulls and femurs are being Read more…


8 pipeline protesters plead guilty to trespassing, are fined $100 each

February 6th, 2015

Posted: Thursday, February 5, 2015 8:00 am | Updated: 3:29 pm, Thu Feb 5, 2015. By AD CRABLE | Staff Writer “Because our elected officials will not act to protect our community, homes and families, we instead are nonviolently acting to protect the places and people that we love. So, yes, we will continue to Read more…