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Franklin Park Borough Council Legislative Meeting
The Franklin Park Borough Council will hold a public hearing on the lease to drill/frack for gas under Linbrook Park. (see google map at: https://goo.gl/maps/56oaEJtJnv32 the park is in the NW corner of the borough) Residents and non-residents are encouraged to attend, but only residents may speak. Fracking in Linbrook Park enables the operation of the permitted PennEnergy Well on Amsler Ridge Road in Economy. The four mile radius from that well includes Economy, Franklin Park, Bell Acres, Sewickley Hills, Sewickley Heights and Sewickley Heights Park. There should be no legislative action taken vote on the Linbrook Park lease during the busy holiday…
North Braddock Residents for Our Future Monthly Meeting
Join North Braddock Residents for Our Future for our monthly meeting. We will be discussing the status of the drilling permit application, our reaction to the application, collaborations with other groups interested in working to prevent fracking in the area, public art opportunity and more. This meeting is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Rotary Room of the Braddock Carnegie Library (419 Library Street, Braddock, PA 15104) which is adjacent to the Children’s Library on the second floor. If climbing stairs prevents you from attending please DM us so that we can make accommodations….
Dirty, Dangerous, and In Your Backyard
“Dirty, dangerous, and in your backyard” Norfolk Southern Railroad is accelerating plans to raise bridges in our communities in order to run longer double-stacked trains along a 20-mile route through 24 communities. This is projected to increase pollution in these communities by the equivalent of 6,800 buses per day. Norfolk Southern has tried to push this through without any hearing from the community. Come to this educational meeting with Matt Mehalik of the Breathe Project to learn more about what residents of the east end of Pittsburgh can do to fight to protect their health and their communities. The climate connection: Double-stacked trains…
The Future of Energy: Can we get to zero carbon?
StateImpact Pennsylvania is bringing together a distinguished panel to discuss this huge challenge and potential solutions. Join us for “The future of energy: Can we get to zero carbon?” on Jan. 29 at the Energy Innovation Center in Pittsburgh. Panelists are: Paulina Jaramillo, associate professor of engineering and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University and co-director of the Green Design Institute; Ivonne Peña, an energy analyst who has worked for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in the U.S. and the Colombia’s Energy and Gas Regulatory Commission; and Greg Reed, a professor of electric power engineering at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of…
"The Plastic Apocalypse": with Randy Olson, Nat. Geo. Photographer
Please join Communities First Sewickley, Sustainable Sweickley, League of Women Voters of PA and SHAPE for: “The Plastic Apocalypse” with Randy Olson, award-winning National Georgraphic Photographer and Justin Stockdale, the W. Regional Director at PA Resouces council who will discuss local recycling. Wednesday, February 20 Edgeworth Club 6:30 p.m. social half hour 7 p.m. presentation