[Update, 1/14/19] The “special meeting” on fracking at Linbrook Park just concluded and there’s a video of the event here: https://www.facebook.com/NoPetroPA/videos/328567234667320/

If you found this or other videos valuable to you, please consider sending a little financial support for the work that went into creating it! Contributions are appreciated at https://www.paypal.me/bluelens . Thanks! ~Mark Dixon, Filmmaker

[Update, 12/20/18] This event has concluded, but you can watch a video of the testimonials at the event, overwhelmingly against fracking! Furthermore, the vote was delayed and a follow-up community meeting was scheduled for January 14, 7pm, at . Per the Franklin Park Borough website: “Borough Council has scheduled a special meeting/information session on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Blueberry Hill Park Activity Center, 1604 Blaine’s Way, Sewickley, PA 15143. This meeting is to inform the public and obtain input from Franklin Park residents regarding a proposed Marcellus Shale gas lease for Linbrook Park. More information will follow.” https://www.franklinparkborough.us/Calendar.aspx?EID=267&fbclid=IwAR3bFbD5HV06pa_T8OaxUin2u3u5737h_AY2QO_yXsxx0wP5JGKiYwaAxg0. And an updated agenda has been posted here: https://www.franklinparkborough.us/DocumentCenter/View/1479/January-14-2019-Borough-Council-Special-Meeting-Information-Packet . See you there!

Another opportunity has surfaced for actively resisting the petrochemical expansion in SWPA – this time in Franklin Park Borough. There’s an event you can attend on Wednesday of this week. Details are below, and Mark Dixon from NoPetroPA will be there to film and possibly live stream. Please also consider signing THIS PETITION telling the Franklin Park Borough Council that you oppose shale gas extraction and fracking in Linbrook Park.

NoPetroPA is sharing the following details from Communities First Sewickley (with the group’s permission)…


Franklin Park Borough Council Meeting

Please arrive at 7pm. Vote takes place at 8pm.

2344 W. Ingomar Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Residents will be allowed to make a 5 minute presentation. Non residents are not allowed to speak, but please attend to show your opposition to the Fracking of Linbrook Park.

The Franklin Park borough is going to vote at their council meeting this Wednesday as to whether they should sign a 5 year contract with PennEnergy Resources to lease the mineral rights to Franklin Park.


The residents have already demonstrated that they don’t want this use of their public landin a survey that the borough conducted this summer. https://www.franklinparkborough.us/DocumentCenter/View/1398/Current-Newsletter

Regardless of the results of the survey, the borough has decided to vote on this at their last regular council meeting right before the holidays.

Franklin Park currently has no gas and oil zoning ordinances. 

Drilling wells currently have a 3-4 mile drilling radius. Parks and public land belong to the people and their governments are entrusted to protect them.

If you cannot attend, please contact Franklin Park borough. 

Request that your elected officials comment.

Franklin Park council should delay this vote and not push it through before the holidays. A public forum should take place after the new year.


online email:


Individual council members:


Google Map of Linbrook Park just northeast of Pittsburgh near Sewickley.
Google Map of Linbrook Park in relation to Downtown Pittsburgh

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