Butler County at Risk
The Woodlands: a Video by Rich Waters
Residents in Connoquenessing, Butler County, Pennsylvania share their fracking experience. Film shared courtesy of Nature Abounds' friend Rich Waters, a local photographer and videographer who is documenting how fracking is changing the lives of his neighbors in Southwest Pennsylvania.
The Water bank for Woodlands has received some donations that will enable it to stay open. Thank you also to the generosity of the local Giant Eagle who has come to their aid.
The people of Connoquenessing's Woodlands need you. Please donate what you can to help supply them with fresh water.
How the State DEP & EPA hid Drinking Water Contamination from Fracking
Saturday, December 10, 12:30 pm
Butler Art Center (Associated Artists of Butler County)
344 S Main St, Butler, PA 16001 [MAP]
Join Marcellus Outereach Butler and investigative journalists Joshua Pribanic and Melissa Troutman of Public Herald. Pribanic and Troutman will present their findings from a 30-month investigation of water contamination related to fracking across Pennsylvania. Their report reveals nine ways that state and federal regulators keep water pollution related to oil and gas operations “off the books.” Learn about how this happened, whether there’s a growing water crisis in Pennsylvania caused by fracking, and what citizens can do. This event is part of a series of appearances across the state to share their investigation, part of a new documentary scheduled for release in the spring of 2017 – INVISIBLE HAND. It also coincides with the 6th anniversary of Butler County's own water contamination disaster - the contamination of wells in the Woodlands.
What You Can’t See...
Could Hurt You
PA State Mapping Tool
PA Oil & Gas Mapping-
This mapping system allows you to measure distances from well pad to you. See the map below with the measured distance between Connoquenessing School and the nearest well pa.
Our Vision: A Butler County powered by renewable energy, not fossil fuels.
_Marcellus Outreach Butler is a 501(c)(3) organization. Founded in 2010, our Mission is to provide a strong, credible voice to protect the health and safety of our communities from the effects of the natural gas drilling and preserve the resources of clean water and air for our communities through the following activities:
- Creating and distributing publicity and educational materials
- Organizing Gasland and other film screenings
- Using Social Media, such as Facebook and YouTube to progress our efforts
- Be a communications team for Butler County
- Writing editorials and news releases
- Supporting and promoting protests and actions as needed
- Share personal stories and experiences of the health and safety risks
- Fund raising for our activities
- Advocate for a ban on unconventional shale drilling until proven safe to human health.
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Article 1, Section 27 of the Pennsylvania Constitution.
“The people have a right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic and aesthetic values of the environment. Pennsylvania's public natural resources are the common property of all the people, including generations yet to come. As trustee of these resources, the Commonwealth shall conserve and maintain them for the benefit of all the people.”