Clarion County Members of 'Northwest PA Coalition to Protect the Environment' Participate in Fracking Protest

CRAWFORD COUNTY, Pa. – Sources say on Monday, a peaceful group marched from Diamond Park down Chestnut Street in Meadville, carrying a coffin to the northwest regional office of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

According to a published article in Meadville Tribune, 60 members of the Northwest Pennsylvania Coalition to Protect the Environment rallied on Earth Day, protesting oil and natural gas well fracking in Pennsylvania.

One of the demands of the coalition was for DEP to put a moratorium on fracking.

Sources say 10 northwestern Pennsylvania counties participated in the demonstration: Crawford, Erie, Butler, Clarion, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer and Venango.

According to sources, DEP representatives did not come out of the building during the demonstration.

The coffin symbolized the potential death of Pennsylvania’s environment and agriculture due to what they see are the dangers of shale gas extraction.

Source: Meadville Tribune

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