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.
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.
THANK YOU to everyone who supported our Water for Woodlands benefit!
Download informational flyer here.
Rescheduled! Saturday, April 25, 2015, 12:30
This documentary from Emmy winning Resolution Pictures explores the groundswell of resistance to the gas drilling practice known as fracking. OUR CHILDREN'S WATER IS AT STAKE. And most people aren't aware there's a problem.
The long-term effects of Fracking are unknown and foreboding, and the short-term effects have been locally catastrophic. How many people need to get sick, wells poisoned and habitats destroyed before the alarms are heeded. Groundswell, Protecting Our Children's Water, is a documentary about people who've heard the alarm and are taking action
Mothers, fathers, community leaders, students and ordinary people from all walks of life have made standing up for their rights, in the face of big oil and gas's rush to "Frack", their personal mission. Groundswell tells their stories.
Butler Pubic Library
218 N. McKean St., Butler PA 16001 [Map]
"Show Groundswell Rising, then get together to figure out your next best action—this energizing film will help it happen!" —Tracy Carluccio, Deputy Director,
Delaware Riverkeeper Network
Protecting the Health & Safety Children near Unconventional Gas Drilling
Here is a link to the health and safety voice over presentation that was presented to Mars Home for Youth and the MASD Board by Marsha Haley M.D. and Patrice Tomcik.
Ever Wonder What Toxic Exposures to Gas Drilling Pollution Does to Children?
Dr. Jerome Paulson gave lecture in Pittsburgh on May 17, 2014. Click HERE to see the video.
Jerome A. Paulson is a Professor in the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health at The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, and a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Proposed Well Violates Township Ordinances
Act 13 Attorney Jordan Yeager has sent a letter to Middlesex Twp. solicitor Mike Hnath, explaining why the Rex Energy well violates township ordinances. (Read letter here.)
What You Can’t See . . . Could Hurt You
Thank you Dr. Ingraffea for your stellar presentation.
The Science of Shale Gas: The Latest Evidence on Leaky Wells, Methane Emissions and Implications for Policy
Dr. Anthony R. Ingraffea, Ph.D., P.E.
Succop Theater - Butler County Community College - Butler, PA
Nov. 21, 2013 - Watch the presentation below.
See more at: www.psehealthyenergy.org
_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.”