Marcellus Action Plan: What Can You Do?
There are many ways you can get involved right here in Butler County:
- Learn more about fracking through independent, unbiased sources
- Attend township, borough, and county meetings to voice your opinions and concerns
- Write letters to the editor of local newspapers
- Write, call, e-mail, or visit state and federal elected officials
- Take part in rallies, marches, and protests to make a visual statement
- Monitor the gas industry by watching well sites, pipelines, compressor stations, truck traffic, permit activity, and violations
- Show your support by placing signs in your yard and wearing our “Ban Fracking Now” buttons
- Attend MOB meetings and events, as well as events held by local groups
- Attend our annual Go Green Festival www.GoGreenFestival.com
Krendale and "Bat Signal" Actions
October 2-7, 2017. The "bat signal" was displayed on the Butler County Government Center, the courthouse, the Butler Eagle, the PNC Bank building on Main Street, the Penn Theater, the side of Fudoli's Music Store on Main Street, the old Pullman office building on Hansen Avenue, a barn just east of Brenckle's greenhouse on Route 68, and an embankment next to Point Plaza on Route 356.
Global Climate March and Rally 2017
Saturday, April 29. March from Rep. Kelly's house to Diamond Park, Butler PA
Global Frackdown 2014 with Climate March
Saturday, October 11, Diamond Park, Butler PA
Earth Day/DEP Protest 2013
Marcellus Outreach Butler joins protest in Meadville.
Tour de FRACK Kick-off rally.
The morning drizzle didn't dampen the spirits of the bike riders, musicians or crowd at the Tour de FRACK kick-off rally.
Photos from our protest at Rep. Ellis' office. May 21, 2012.
We went to the office of PA Representative Brian Ellis to protest and call attention to the fact that Ellis and the State legislators who voted for Act 13 are serving the interests of the gas drilling industry over the interests of the people of Pennsylvania. They have put the industries’ desire for standardization to improve their bottom line over our health, safety and homes. At risk is also our financial well being, because our property values are also at risk. What market value will a family home, farm or business property have if it sits on or adjacent to a toxic industrial zone? Ellis was the prime sponsor of Act 13, and did so with knowledge that in his own district there are problems of water and air contamination from natural gas drilling. In doing so, he has opened the door to situations like that occurring in the Connoquenessing Woodlands to occur any place in Pennsylvania that has gas beneath its surface. We want the people who live and work in the shale fields, those who will pay the price of Ellis’ and his colleagues’ gift to the gas industry, to know and remember who enabled the gas industry to usurp their communities to the detriment of them and their families.
Photos from our protest of March 1, 2012.
On a cold day in March, M.O.B. members gathered to collect water for the people of Connoquenessing Township who have been negatively impacted by the shale gas drilling and to protest the drilling company we feel is responsible. Approximately 100 people gathered and collected close to 300 gallons of water.