Events to explore
All events and presentations are open to the public as well as Moshannon Group members unless otherwise stated.
Sun, Oct 5 • 5 p.m.
Sierra Club Fall Potluck
Oct 5th Sierra Club Fall Picnic and Potluck: We will meet at Greenmore Gardens at 5 p.m. The Moshannon Group will provide drinks, burgers and veggie burgers.
Our guest of honor for this event: Vera Scroggins is a north-eastern PA anti-fracking activist who leads bus tours of of Dimock, PA and the Marcellus Shale gas fields. She posts on-line videos that show the dust, noise, lights and excessive truck traffic involved in drilling operations. Powerful NY spokespeople such as Susan Sarandon, Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon have taken her tour. In order to keep her from documenting the environmental affects of fracking, Cabot Oil & Gas Co. filed a lawsuit against her, alleging that she was a danger to their operations. Initially, she was enjoined from entering the entire 312 square miles of Susquehanna County where Cabot owns or leases land. This prevented Vera from visiting friends, grocery shopping and doctor appointments Even the area hospital was off-limits. Scott Michelman, an attorney with Public Citizen, who represents Vera, argued that the injunction was too broad. Now the prohibited area has been reduced, but litigation continues and Vera will be back in Court in October.
Sat, Oct 11 • 1 p.m.
State College Global Frackdown
State College Global Frackdown event beginning at 1 p.m. at Schlow Library and the PSU Gate area at S. Allen and College Avenue. Join with concerned citizens around the globe to tell elected officials that we want a future lit by clean, renewable energy; not polluting fossil fuels. Planned activities: Drum circle, petition signing and short film clips on fracking and gas pipelines.
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Development of Natural Gas from Shales: Some Myths and Realities
Professor Ingraffea is one of the most articulate voices in the discussion of whether we should be drilling for deep shale natural gas.
Watch it on the Moshannon Group Channel on YouTube
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Outings to enjoy
All outings are open to the public as well as Moshannon Group members.
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Sat, Oct 4 • 9 a.m.
Little Juniata Cleanup
Little Juniata River Association will conduct its 2nd annual Float Crew clean up of the Lil J Natural Area. The clean up will start at the Spruce Creek Church and end at the Green Hills Campground and last until about 12:30 p.m. Coffee and snacks will be available at the Spruce Creek Church at the put-in; a soup "cook-off" lunch will be ready at the take-out at Green Hills. Hikers are encouraged to participate and will be ferried to problem spots along the river where needed. Shuttle service will be available.
Last year LJRA removed 1.5 tons of trash, including 50+ tires. At the annual general riverbank clean up in April, a few LJRA members and friends managed to camp, hike and float out 15 large bags of trash, 3 fifty gallon drums and assorted large items and tires. The Natural Area is MUCH cleaner than it was this time last year. Our goal is to get a good October turn out and get this Pennsylvania gem back to the pristine condition it deserves.
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