Current Issues


Flooding: In fall 2011, there was a large flooding event in our region. If you need help with flood recovery, please see the links below.

Cheltenham Township Flood Recovery Information
FEMA
PA DEP: 2011 Post Flooding Information [.pdf]
PA DEP: Individual Assistance Guide
PA DEP: Public Assistance Guide

Natural Gas Drilling: Natural gas drilling has the potential to harm our region’s water resources.

Clean Water Action: Read an overview of recent Pennsylvania water news in the hopes of empowering people to protect our waters, build better communities and make democracy work for all.

Delaware RiverKeeper: Find out how to be a Delaware Riverkeeper by learning about the beautiful and extensive Delware, why it is important, and how you can get involved.

Earthwork’s Oil and Gas At Your Door: As part of the Oil and Gas Accountability Project, EarthWorks provides landowners confronted with oil and gas development a look at the book “Oil and Gas at Your Door?”

Environmental Working Group’s Drilling Around the Law: Read EWG’s write-up on what hydraulic fracking is, why the extraction of natural gas and oil are toxic to our water supply, and what the government should be doing about it.

FracTracker: Explore this blog for articles and data on fracking around Philadelphia, including surprising maps, revealing pictures, and interesting stories.

PA DEP’s Marcellus Shale Examiner: This online journal discusses the impacts of drilling on the Marcellus Shale area in PA. (Scroll down for links to the issues.)

PennEnvironment’s Marcellus Shale Newswire: View issues of this online journal of articles concerning Marcellus Shale and gas drilling from PA and beyond.

PennFuture Special Campaign: Browse PennFuture’s website to learn about their campaign for a just future for us, our communities, and our environment. See how “Every environmental victory grows the economy.”

Protecting our Waters: This grassroots-alliance is working towards protecting Pennsylvania waters from unconventional gas drilling and other threats; click to read news about drilling and to send a “Greetings from Fracksylvania” post card.

This American Life: Game Changer: Listen to this podcast to hear the stories of two professors’ very different predictions regarding the Marcellus Shale.

What You Need to Know About Natural Gas Production: The Endocrine Disruption Exchange offers a 47-minute video of Dr. Theo Colburn’s lecture on natural gas production to inform viewers of its detrimental environmental and health impacts.