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Marcellus Shale Earth First! Action Camp & Mobilization to Defend the Loyalsock

Posted on the 03 October 2013 by Earth First! Newswire @efjournal

During the week of October 27th – November 3rd; Marcellus Shale Earth First! invite you to Northeastern Pennsylvania for a week of workshops, trainings, camping, hiking, and a mass forest mobilization on November 1st at the beautiful waters of Rock Run.

Houston based Anadarko Petroleum Corporation’s proposed development would usher 26 well-pads, miles of pipelines, access roads, and other associated infrastructure to the wild and highly revered Loyalsock. It is home to the threatened Yellow-Bellied Flycatcher who’s tree homes will be destroyed, the threatened Timber Rattlesnake whose dens could be cracked open and paved over and of course, black bears, who’s habitat will be fragmented, driving them from the wild area they once called home.

 Join us November 1st in the forest for a big rally with music, speakers, food and plant hikes. Come out in force! Stop Anadarko in their tracks!

The Loyalsock is the line in the sand for many, including those who have been active over the past year and a half publicly opposing Anadarko’s development. Folks from the area visit the forest to hike, swim, camp, hunt, fish, and take solace in its wild and mostly undisturbed lands. MSEF! Stands in solidarity with local communities fighting back, both human and non-human.

Anadarko’s track record is weak. They have spilled 12,000 gallons of carcinogenic drilling mud in nearby Sproul State Forest, repeatedly failed to report faulty well casings, evaded responsibility for the death of eleven workers during the BP oil spill, and has shown an inability to maintain their waste water containment pits. It’s quite clear Anadarko can’t be trusted to maintain the integrity of an ecologically important forest such as the Loyalsock.

Workshops include:

tree climbing
plant ID
backwoods skills
fire-starting competitions
backwoods games
cultural sensitivity for region
Know your Rights
blockades/DA training
map & compass
action videography
campaign messaging

For more information about the event visit our website.

To RSVP for the action camp e-mail: marcellusef[at]riseup.net

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