If you do not know my name is Hellbender (Hellbender also known as the hellbender salamander, is a species of giant salamander endemic to eastern North America ) and I am only going to take a moment of your time.
I’m sure by now someone has denounced the use of a tree-sit to defend the Loyalsock. They may say they can’t support such brazen forms of tree-hugging. To that I ask, WHY NOT? Has asking nicely of those who look at high elevation wetlands, rare pitcher plants, vast dense and (mostly un-fragmented forest eco-system, and the watershed for rock run as another fracked gas goldmine worked? Do you really think petitioning alone will stop someone with millions of dollars on the line? I am sotty to be the bearer of bad news, these kind of pipe dreams will not stop pipelines. The realization that the Board of the DCNR (PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources) aren’t your friends is a hard one indeed. Let me stress one thing, while the current secretary of the DCNR may be in the back pocket of Anadarko and the gas company, Let us not assume that the rest of the DCNR are so easily corrupted. Many, if not most, of them are ecologists, biologists, environmental and forestry majors. I believe that they care deeply about this forest and our Mother Earth. Now is not the time to damn DCNR as a whole, let us direct our anger at Anadarko and anyone else who puts a price tag on nature. For any allies who want to plug in, share resources , donate, or just stay updated, visit www.MarcellusEarthFirst.org I am sure I am not the only one who know this but folks, right now, we are winning. For now I leave with this and will check back when I can.
Keep it wild forever
Love and rage,
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Where: (33 W. Third Street in Williamsport) to protest drilling in Loyalsock.
On Friday September 13th, Endless Mountains Earth First! cordially invites you to come to Williamport, PA to visit Anadarko Petroleum Corporation offices to protest drilling in the Loyalsock.
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC) has plans to invade the revered Loyalsock State Forest in northeast Pennsylvania with over two dozen hydro-fracking well-pads, multiple pipelines, access roads, and other associated infrastructure.
Earth First! Journal Collective Weekend Tour Aug 16 & 17 Workshops in Chapel Hill and Benefit Show in Greensboro
On Friday August 16th Internationalist Books in Chapel Hill will host a debate/discussion at 6 p.m. regarding the new zine "The Issues Are Not The Issue" with the author and organizers from Everglades & Katuah Earth First!
On Saturday Aug 17th, come out from 2-5 p.m. at Internationalist Bookstore at 405 W. Franklin St. in Chapel Hill for the…
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Remember that time when you were at that action and were hit suddenly with an epiphany—a poem, a comic, a manifesto, an idea for the way all living things on Earth could unite to defeat corporate colonialism? Or maybe you were just hit by a cop's baton. Whatever it actually was, we want to hear about it!
The out-dated websites EarthFirst.org and its affiliated EarthFirstNews.com are not connected to the Earth First! movement. There is no accountability on where the "donations" go, nor the content that is posted. The owner of the site, Greg Thorne, is a web domain speculator who has had no known connection to the movement for at least a decade.
Update: The action has been declared a success as businesses were forced to lock their doors and close their blinds - apparently the dance party was just too much for them! In addition, all TWAC activists have avoided arrest and gear was not confiscated.
by Niko / Earth First! Newswire
A tripod has been erected at the entrance of a building that houses a TransCanada office, blocking the entrance and causing businesses inside to lock the doors.
from Earth First! News
54 grandparents and grandkids blocked work inside ERM, the oil contractor in charge of writing the environmental review for the Keystone XL, as part of the Walk for our Grandchildren demonstration to raise consciousness about militarization and climate change.
ERM is a massive corporation hid their ties to big oil companies like Exxon Mobil and even TransCanada—an illegal act that exposes deep conflict of interest.
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"An Insurgency Against Fracking... Has Begun”
The following text is from a press release of the newly-formed Earth First! Media office, which provides correspondence to news outlets around the world.
Raleigh, NC—Earlier this month, activists with Earth First! blockaded the North Carolina facility of a company involved in hydrofracking for oil and gas. According to Earth First!, this action is the start of a coordinated effort to target businesses involved with the controversial fracking industry.