5 Reasons to Stay Active this Summer

1) Harness Energy Post-Power Shift and Keep Momentum Going

Mike Ewall audio interview

SolarTimes editor Sandy LeonVest (www.solartimes.org) talks to energy justice advocate, researcher and political organizer Mike Ewall of the Energy Justice Network about "corporate greenwashing" and false energy solutions.

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[ marchonblairmountain.org ] March on Blair Mountain Updates

The March began with a 9 am press conference that helped kick off a great day of marching. Marchers then headed down MacCorkle Avenue towards 94 with banners carrying reading “Save Blair Mountain” “Appalachia Deserves a Clean Local Economy” and more. Marchers then moved onto the side of the road down 94 to the base of Lens Creek Mountain.

We Won a Google Adwords Grant

Today Energy Justice won a Google Adwords grant!

This provides us with an in-kind donation of advertising which we can use to increase our traffic and reach more people.

Our ads will start showing up on the right hand side when you do searches in Google for any terms that we target (so long as they aren't expensive keywords).

We're looking for people who want to write! If you want to create new pages or update existing ones - Email Me I can get you an account, work with you to learn how to use our content management system (Drupal) and how to improve it to make contributing as easy as possible. I can also launch a Google advertising campaign that will maximize traffic to your web pages.

[PHILLY.COM] Chester Co-op is where fresh food - and a community - finds a home

May 26, 2011

By BETH D'ADDONO, For the Daily News

A Unique Block Party...

Chester Community Garden Expands With Help from Amish Horse and Plow Team

Power Shift Reflection

I have been siting here trying to think of the right words to use. Yesterday I wrote a draft, but it barely began to encompass my experience. I have so many notes, and ideas scrawled in the margins of my Power Shift hand outs. But trying to put it all together has been kinda daunting.

Instead I thought I would share some pictures from Power Shift, and a little video with you all. If you have cool pictures, video, or recordings you would like me to include please email them to: ljubica@energyjustice.net

NOI Training Phase 1 & 2 : GREEN ORGANIZING TRAINING

So what the heck is NOI training you ask? Good question. LOL Nah all jokes aside. NOI (New Organization Institute) is the organization that trains organizers to be more organized. At least in theory :) So...four brave young men and myself took the training in preparation for one of the largest green conferences in our nation called POWER SHIFT! Here are some photos we took while attending the training in  DC from April 2-4. Hope ya diggs 'em.

Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection's Pilot Project for Environmental Destruction

On Thursday, March 23rd, executive deputy secretary of the PA Department of Environmental Protection, John Hines, hit send on an unanticipated and regressive email memo ordering all Pennsylvania gas inspectors to stop issuing violations against drillers without prior approval from political appointee Michael Krancer.

The dramatic policy change will effectively suppress "Notice of Violations" (NOV) issuances and shift enforcement actions from professional inspectors to Governor Corbett's appointee DEP Secretary Michael Krancer. In the past two years, Pennsylvania DEP has issued more than 1600 violations to drillers in the Marcellus Shale, more than 1000 of which were identified "Most likely to harm the environment". Concentrating enforcement responsibilities and authority in senior level administrators cannot serve to protect the air and water; rather, it makes our environment less safe as these few administrators cannot keep pace with the gas boom.

For several years, gas drilling in PA has been ratcheting up and the DEP budget has been shrinking. Now operating with 60% of the funds the Ridge administration (yr 2000) spent, the agency should be providing inspectors the freedom to do their jobs as trained professionals without politically appointed administrators duplicating the work or, as many fear, giving industry a free pass.

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE CAUCUS APRIL 3rd 6-9pm

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