Connect with Others in Your Community

Every West Virginian deserves a safe and healthy environment in which to work , play, and raise our families.  It is empowering and energizing to meet with other citizens in your community who are working together for a better West Virginia.  There are many organizations already established that are concerned about the impacts of Marcellus shale gas drilling and are campaigning for protective legislation.  To connect with a West Virginia watershed, conservation, or citizen action group near you, contact Duane Nichols, co-chair of the WV/PA Watersheds Compact, at Duane330@aol.com or Sierra Club Outreach Coordinator Chuck Wyrostok at wyro@appalight.com.

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Natalie May 18, 2011 at 6:55 pm

What can I do about Morgantown WV area Marcellus Shale Wells? How can I get involved in the protest?

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Nicole Good May 18, 2011 at 11:02 pm

Thursday, May 19 5pm-7pm at Panera Bread there will be a letter writing campaign.
Friday, May 20 7pm at Morgantown High School Cafeteria there will be an educational session for interested activists.

Thank you for your enthusiasm and we hope to see you there!

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Paige September 21, 2011 at 10:01 am

HYDRO-FRACKING RALLY ON THE MARCELLUS WELLS IN MORGANTOWN INDUSTRIAL PARK ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 3:00 to 6:00 pm.
WHERE: At the entrance to Morgantown Industrial Park. We have chosen a safe zone that is public space. We are allowed to rally 100 ft. from the intersection before entrance into the Park.
WHY: We want our City Council to know that we want an appeal to Judge Tucker’s ruling. WE ALSO WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND GIVE SUPPORT TO THE MANY SCHOOL CHILDREN AND YOUTH IN THE VICINITY OF THE MORGANTOWN INDUSTRIAL PARK THAT ARE AT EXTREME, IMMEDIATE RISK FROM THE AIR CONTAMINATION WHICH WILL BE CAUSED BY FRACKING.

Keeping the American Dream Alive….that is why this protest is so important for all concerned citizens to participate in. We have been resigning to this type of corporate bullying to long due to this ever-changing world and a system that does not adapt quickly enough to put the proper laws in place and/or the money that is directed to the politicians and lobbyists to keep THEIR dream alive. There is no way a handful of citizens will be able to demand the direction and resources needed to protect our citizens from fracking. It has to be a COLLECTIVE VOICE from everyone who believes that we all have rights and that an injustice is taking place. That is why America is in the state it is in at the present time. We need to speak up if there is something we want to change…education, budgets, environment, healthcare. This is our government, and this is our moral responsibility to future generations. The kind of change we need is not one that should take place throughout several decades. There is no more time for America to make the wrong decisions. We need to speak out so that the American Dream, a better life for our children, is preserved.

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sam corlis September 26, 2011 at 9:56 am

Who should I contact in the Frametown-Gassaway -Sutton area of Braxton County?

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Nicole Good October 5, 2011 at 11:20 pm

Sam,

Please check your email for my response.

Thank you,
Nicole

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Kay Smith September 16, 2012 at 2:12 pm

I live in Harrison County outside of Salem, WV, on a rural country road. They are fracking about a mile from our (used to be quiet) country home. I am very concerned as a parent and citizen in this community! The environmental concerns are of course an issue. My main concern though, is the safety of our children. The lives of the children on the school buses that run on these roads are in danger! My child’s school bus has to cross a busy 4 lane highway. The volume of traffic has doubled because of the fracking industry. Then the bus has to put up with passing coal trucks from a mine and very large trucks from fracking. They are fracking everywhere on our roads. It seems that the coal and gas company think that they are more important than the safety of our children. These trucks are also running all night long. They are loud and need to be regulated. I would like to connect with people in my community who are also concerned. Are any of your organizations addressing these problems? I would also like to start a movement or join one.

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Vickie Nutter March 24, 2013 at 10:39 am

I am a resident of Ritchie County. My home was located in a quiet portion of the county, with woods all around. There is now 3 well pads constructed 2 active, one not ready. They hit an extremely rich vein behind me. A compressor station is being completed about 2500′ from my home.

My neighbor is even closer to the operations.

They came, they took, they keep taking, they have destroyed property and continue. Their pipeline construction is an insult to any property they approach, the streams are filling with silt and suds.

A water pump station is being installed to pump out of the South Fork of the Hughes River, and a rumored dam construction faces us.

Roads and traffic is a nightmare, and this is located where you have to drive at least 10 miles to get to a town you can shop in. So many calls to various agencies that are supposed to protect ourselves, our lands, and our waters have resulted in nothing. Traffic laws are nonexistent in the area.

Various calls have resulted in nothing. Our children, homes, property, pets mean nothing to them.

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Rodney Hytonen September 10, 2013 at 9:25 pm

I’m in Pennsboro, and they’re coming to our town to try to get permission to frack under the CITY – where it’s always been illegal!

I’ve never been active (since the 60′s) but now I’m scared! We retired here and had planned to stay (NO CHOICE) until we die. But I don’t want it to happen because someone wanted to get rich destroying the water and giving us all cancer!

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Rodney Hytonen September 10, 2013 at 9:31 pm

What happened? I thought they had to drill the brine disposal wells (SWDs) in Ohio “because it was illegal in WV.”

And now I read that GreenHunter Water has gotten permits for TWO SWD’s IN RITCHIE COUNTY ALONE?

How do I organize a serious protest for the town meeting in Pennsboro on Monday, Sept. 16 2013? Two Antero reps are coming to petition for permits to drill UNDER THE TOWN ITSELF – and there’s a town ordinance AGAINST it!

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Dr. Ronald Lombard January 7, 2014 at 12:29 am

Looking for fellow anti-fracking individuals to begin to spread the word about problems of fracking throughout Fayette county Pennsylvania. (Uniontown is the county seat for Fayette county that borders WV and is between Morgantown and Pittsburgh, on PA Route 51 and PA Route 43.)

Dr. Ronald Lombard, ronlombard@verizon.net

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Holly Grilli February 18, 2014 at 10:32 am

I’m up in Rhode Island. No fracking here, yet, but fracking affects us all! I want to connect with my community up here, or be the first to start the connection!

(You go, girl!)

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