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Protecting Today... Preserving Tomorrow

People Protecting Communities is a growing regional coalition of concerned residents, business owners, outdoor recreation enthusiasts, students, and property owners. We are committed to protecting and preserving the health and safety of citizens and preserving the environment for sustainable uses in Pennsylvania by stopping the massive landfill and incinerator proposed for the western edge of Rush Township in Centre County. We invite you to join us in this endeavor. Click here to download a membership form.

Help save 5,800 wild acres of forest habitat in the central Pennsylvania Wilds from being turned into the largest dump east of the Mississippi. Let the people in power know this area, noted for its scenic beauty and outdoor recreation opportunities, is not compatible with a landfill-incinerator-industrial park complex!

1st Monday of Month• 7 p.m.
Snow Shoe Township Supervisors
Snow Shoe Township Building
*Typically first Monday; Tuesday if Holiday

2nd Thusday of Month• 7 p.m.
Rush Township Supervisors
Rush Township Building


The Cookbooks Are Back!

To order by mail, send your completed order form to:

PO Box 38
Clarence, PA 16829

Shopping the Dump Away through • An Anytime Fundraiser
One of our supporters recommended this online resource for fundraising, so here it is!
Do you shop online? Click here for more details...
iGive logo and link

Donations accepted anytime by mail or through PayPal.

The RRLLC landfill application was submitted to the DEP May 5, 2006, and deemed administratively complete on October 2, 2006. We have hired and attorney to help us review the regulatory and administrative aspects of the application. In addition, technical consultants may be needed soon. Experts are expensive. Please consider sending an additional donation.

Checks should be sent to:
People Protecting Communities
PO Box 38
Clarence, PA 16829

Help us spread the word now that we have reached this critical juncture that requires funding. Download our donation letter and ask friends, family and neighbors to donate to save this forest and “Stop the Landfill.”

Click here for more details or Donate Now with a credit/debit card by clicking on the PayPal button below.


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Visit our STB/Railroad Reading Room for maps and background history regarding the Trash Train.

Download our Proposed Rail Reactivation Map, PPC STB Scoping Comments, PPC Petition, and 100 Reasons flyer to share with family, friends and neighbors.

Notice!  We have updated our email address.  Future emails will be coming from Please add our new email address to your address book so that you will continue to receive our alerts and updates.

Great News!

We have great news! Landfill developer, Resource Recovery, LLC (RRLLC), has withdrawn the landfill permit application! After almost nine years, we have stopped “the largest landfill east of the Mississippi!”

Thank you all so much for your support throughout the years – from the initial sign campaign that lined the roads of our Mountaintop communities in preparation for the Snow Shoe Township June 2004 meeting, to the “Stop the Centre County Dump” sign campaign that put hundreds of signs in yards, windows, and along the roadways throughout Centre and Clearfield Counties, to the great Peale Walk that raised awareness about the area we were trying to protect, to the “Flying Pig Postcard Campaign” that compared the truth to the fiction of RRLLC’s benefit claims, to the many letters you wrote, the petitions you signed, the meetings you attended, the numerous fund raisers you supported, the generous donations you sent year after year, and the words of encouragement that kept our spirits up during some of the most difficult periods.

You folks are great! We couldn’t have done it without you!

Sincerely, People Protecting Communities

Ever wonder what waste by rail would be like? Check out the following short video and then imagine 55 carloads of trash per day heading our way, 6 days a week for who knows how long. (The train in the video is hauling about 63 cars.)

Please share this video with everyone you know, particularly those living along this line. Federal law requires trains approaching street level crossings to sound their horns for 15 to 20 seconds between 96 to 110 decibels (about as loud as a jackhammer next to your ear) according to the Federal Railroad Administration rules.

Thanks to the Alliance Landfill Blogspot and the folks at the Alliance Landfill Task Force for finding this video.

Help Stop the Landfill

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