Nearly 70% of recently polled Pennsylvanians made it clear that you oppose natural gas development in our state forests. You can take action to stop it here.
Despite this overwhelming opposition, Governor Corbett issued an executive order reopening our state forests to leasing for natural gas drilling. He believes there will be no additional disturbances, despite evidence to the contrary from his own Department of Conservation and Natural Recourses (DCNR). DCNR’s recent report looked at the impact gas development has already had on our forests. Some of the findings include:
“We need more leaders like Councilwoman Reynolds Brown and her fellow city councilmembers.
Pennsylvania’s environment is under constant attack by some on the right. Governor Tom Corbett has been making certain parts of Pennsylvania and our state forests look like industrial golf courses full of holes and watery ponds filled with fracking chemicals. Representative Bill Shuster in Altoona and Representative Mike Fitzpatrick in southeastern Pennsylvania want to weaken the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Water Act proposal that would restore protections for more than half of the rivers and streams in PA and the drinking water for 8 million Pennsylvanians.
Fortunately, we have a great opportunity to turn that tide by electing Daylin Leach.
PHILADELPHIA, PA -- Today, Clean Water Action, a national environmental organization with 100,000 members in Pennsylvania, enthusiastically endorsed Democrat State Senator Daylin Leach for United States Congress (CD-13) in the Democratic Primary. Senator Leach represented Pennsylvania citizens admirably in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Senate for a combined 12 years. He has been a long time fighter for environmental issues.
Berks Gas Truth – Clean Air Council – Clean Water Action – Delaware Riverkeeper Network – Juniata Valley Audubon Society – League of Women Voters of PA –Lehigh Valley Gas Truth – Mountain Watershed Association – Partnership for Sustainability in Delaware – Sierra Club PA Chapeter – Raymond Proffitt Foundation – Upper Burrell Citizens Against Marcellus Pollution (CAMP)
For Immediate Release: 4.28.14
Pittsburgh – Today, Representative Bill Shuster (R- PA 9th District) stacked a field hearing of the US House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to restore Clean Water Act protections to the streams and wetlands that feeds the drinking water sources for 117 million Americans, including more than 8 million Pennsylvanians. Despite the fact that millions of Pennsylvanians support action to protect their drinking water supplies, Rep. Schuster only invited, aside from a Department of Environmental Protection official, testimony from representatives from industries that have worked to weaken the Clean Water Act for 40 years. A coalition of environmental and conservation groups released this statement on the hearing: