Shop Our Cause
We are excited to launch our shop exclusively designed by Meg Lemiur and Bri Barton, the artists who created the Waterways Illustration. Each design represents a different aspect of oil and gas impacts on the ecosystems of Southwest PA, the role of activism, and the rights that should be protected for all Pennsylvanians. Designs can be found on t-shirts in different fits, posters, stickers, magnets, and water bottles. Proceeds from the sale of all merchandise benefits Protect PT, an organization dedicated to protecting the environmental, economic, and legal rights of Pennsylvanians. Protect PT works to educate residents, and aids organization across the state in the fight to protect the rights of all Pennsylvanians and holding PA DEP accountable to put people before corporations in PA.
The Clean Water is Our Most Precious Resource design was inspired by the Beaver Run Reservoir, which serves as the drinking water source for over 130,000 residents in Westmoreland and surrounding Counties. The flares in the background represent the nine conventional wells that were flared in early 2019 when a pressure incident at the Shaw Well Pad caused nine conventional wells to spike in pressure, leading to weeks of flaring.
Clean Water is Our Most Precious Resource
Beaverzilla artwork was inspired by the Fatur Well Site in Salem Township and the Mariner East Pipeline. The operator at the Fatur Well Site, Apex Energy, has been in violation for years. The Mariner East Pipeline runs through 17 counties in Pennsylvania and has created severe problems, sinkholes, spills at drinking water sources and more. Beaverzilla is shutting down the destructive developments that have been plaguing communities in PA.
Clean Air For All
The Clean Air for All design was inspired by Level Green Elementary school, a school in Penn-Trafford, which is within a one-mile radius of 4 proposed well pads in the community. Protect PT offered free air monitoring for the school through a partnership program with Environmental Health Project, but the school district rejected the offer. One baby bird is shown developing inside an egg while another is holding a sign with the words “knowledge is power” as a reminder that knowing your air quality gives you more power to protect your health.
ReImagine Turtle Creek
This designed was inspired by the ReImagine Turtle Creek Watershed and Airshed Communities Plus initiative, which was started in late 2019 when community members came together to envision a more sustainable, just future. Key features include the sunflowers which remediate the soil from harmful contaminants and a healthy relationship between community members and the environment with pollution fading away in the background.
We Speak for the Trees
Inspired by the Lorax Goes to Harrisburg, an action where children visited Harrisburg dressed as the Lorax to advocate for clean air, pure water and the preservation of the environment. Governor Wolf is seen cowering behind his podium to represent his attempts to hide from the children during their visit in 2019.