Two Time-Sensitive Announcements

March 30 – Community Action Meeting to Stop the PSU Pipeline

Many members of the State College and Penn State community regard the plan as a short-sighted and dangerous energy strategy for the PSU Board of Trustees to pursue, and we’re mobilizing to steer the administration into conservation and renewables instead, to position Penn State as a national leader in sustainable energy systems at large institutions.

How to Get Involved:

  • Email to let organizers know that you support the Stop the Pipeline campaign and join the mailing list.
  • Sign the Petition at
  • Attend the Community Action Meeting Saturday March 30 (tomorrow) at 2 p.m. at Webster’s Bookstore Cafe. “Hear about the state of the organizing now, details concerning our Environmental Bill of Rights, longer-term strategy and the range of options and tactics. We need to organize, and campaign roles need to be worked out. Your voice is needed.”
  • Attend the State College Borough Council Meeting Monday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Borough Building, 243 South Allen St. (3rd Floor).

Current information channels include:

April 2 – College Township Chicken Meeting – Letters due to Council by end of today

(From Scott Stilson)

Hey friends – We have our next date with the Planning Commission this coming Tuesday, April 2 at 7:30 at the College Township Building. Here’s what I know:

We will have some opposition at this meeting from fellow College Township residents.

The Planning Commission has three options. They can send the ordinance to Council saying:

  1. Yes, we recommend Council adopt this ordinance as written.
  2. Yes, we recommend Council adopt an ordinance allowing backyard hens, but the draft ordinance needs to be reworked.
  3. No, we recommend against Council adopting an ordinance allowing backyard hens.

Council is not bound to abide by the Planning Commission’s recommendation, but they are bound to seriously consider it.

For a recap of the last Planning Commission meeting and more details about the format for the Tuesday meeting, visit Facebook. (You don’t need a Facebook account to view it.)

Here’s how you can help:

  1. Write an email to before the end of the day Friday, March 29. State calmly and concisely that you support the lawfulness of backyard hens in College Township, even on small lots. Address the note to both the Planning Commission and the Council.
  2. Attend the meeting Tuesday April 2 and voice your support.
  3. Invite any friends whom you know legally keep chickens in Harris Township, Patton Township, and the Borough of State College to come to the meeting to educate the Planning Commission on what it’s like. Ask them to bring photographs of their hen enclosures. Ask them to invite their favorable neighbors to come, too.

For eggs and liberty!

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3 Responses to Two Time-Sensitive Announcements

  1. Joe Cusumano says:

    Thanks so much, Katherine, for this and the “Monday Morning Pipeline News”. It’s very valuable to have all of the pipeline activity collated in one easy-to-read location. I’m sending the links to people to help them get up to speed on the issue.

    A technical matter: the links in the pipeline section of the post are going to

  2. KW says:

    Thanks Joe – I just repaired the links…heads up much appreciated.

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