"You get a permit! And you get a permit! And you get a permit!"

No, attending a meeting of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission is not as exciting as being in the Oprah audience, that is, unless your water trucks are thirsty for servicing fracking operations in Pennsylvania. The representatives for governors O'Malley (D-MD), Cuomo (D-NY), Corbett (R-PA), and President Obama (D) don't *intentionally* rile up the crowd into a frenzy, although that's often how the meeting ends.

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Why am I doing this?

December 11, 2012

I've had a very hard road to get to where I am now, but I can see that what is coming ahead is even harder.

I grew up in a household of social and environmental activists, and I have to admit that I found it very difficult as a child. I was quiet and shy and my mother expected me to be up with her hoisting signs and shouting. She didn't understand why it was difficult for me, and it was her fondest wish that I would grow up to be an activist like her.

She wasn't a very nice person. In fact, I've described her as a 'brass-bound bitch' in the past.

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Let's see what happens

December 11, 2012

When people get together with a firm direction in mind... and a community to support them.


We can do this.

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 Why not frack farmland?

As hydrofracturing fuels a boom in shale gas production, activists around the country are rallying to push the industry back. And new research gives us even more reason to be wary of fracking projects in our communities.

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