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November 11, 2019

Protect PT (Penn-Trafford), is dedicated to ensuring residents' safety, security, and quality of life by engaging in education and advocacy to protect the economic, environmental, and legal rights of the people in Westmoreland and Allegheny counties. To that mission, w...

August 9, 2019

Protect PT has been participating in the public hearing for the Titan Well Pad in Murrysville on behalf of our members in that area. On Wednesday, Aug. 7, Protect PT began presenting expert testimony on public health impacts from Unconventional Natural Gas Development...

June 13, 2019

Members of Protect PT with Ryan Hamilton of Fair Shake outside Courthouse in Greensburg

On May 21, 2019, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied Protect PT’s request to review decisions of the Commonwealth Court, upholding the Penn Township Zoning Hearing Board’s decision...

April 17, 2019

Sunoco’s reckless pipeline operations continue to violate your rights, your safety, and your health.

According to State Impact, the DEP has issued over 80 notices of violation for the development of the Mariner East II pipeline and has fined Sunoco over $12.6 million fo...

August 13, 2018

Photo Credits: Juan Davila

As the summer draws to a close and school looms on the horizon, I find myself looking back over my summer experience with Protect PT. I’m amazed to think how little I knew about fracking when I first started here. I know I still have much to l...

July 24, 2018

Many people think that oil and gas development will help America become more energy independent. After all, if we could sustain ourselves, we would not have to depend on other nations for our energy needs. However, fossil fuels cannot sustain America for the long haul....

July 6, 2018

Since I started my internship as a media and outreach intern at Protect PT, I have learned a lot about what it means to stand up for what you believe in, even when the odds are not in your favor. Each day, I work alongside people who are passionate about serving their...

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In the Local News

January 25, 2019

Protect P-T hopes letter-writing campaign can spur DEP investigation

Tribune Review article by Patrick Varine

November 11, 2018

Penn Township fracking decision upheld in court

Article from TribLive

June 05, 2018

Testimony concludes in Penn Township fracking case

Article by Jacob Tierney of the Trib

June 04, 2018

Penn township fracking battle continues in court

TribLive article by Jacob Tierney

May 11, 2018

Penn Township leaders, environmental group find rare consensus on injection wells

TribLive article by Jacob Tierney

December 13, 2017

Penn Township fracking showdown begins in court

Article by Jacob Tierney of the Trib

April 09, 2018

Penn Township fracking dispute heads to court, with state’s Environmental Rights Amendment at center of lawsuit

Article by Reid Frazier of Allegheny Front/StateImpact

February 06, 2018

Huntley and Huntley to seek approval for new Penn Township fracking wells

November 02, 2017

Penn Township group schedules fracking-related noise monitoring workshop

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