EDGE Philly is a group of activists & artists committed to Ending Dirty Gas Exploitation by Encouraging Development of a Green Economy.
EDGE engages in artful activism and pushes the boundaries of political engagement through direct action. We believe that making the experiences and needs of impacted communities central to our process helps us avoid false solutions.
Our current focus is building coalitions and strategy to push for a ban on fracking in PA and an end to fossil fuel infrastructure in Philadelphia. Philadelphia is targeted to become a fossil fuel energy hub bearing the brunt of fracked gas, oil transportation, and processing in the region. In addition to existing oil trains, natural gas pipelines, and refineries in the area, this hub would mean a massive build-out of additional pipelines, processing, and export facilities. EDGE works to build connections between the abuse of residents in the Pennsylvania shalefields and the income inequality and pollution of urban Philadelphia.