Our state legislators betrayed their oath to preserve the natural, scenic, historic and esthetic values of the environment when they voted to reopen our state forests and open our state parks for natural gas leasing as part of the budget.
Polls by Muhlenberg College, University of Michigan, and Mercyhurst University show that like you, a majority of Pennsylvanians want to see stronger regulations on natural gas drilling enacted in order to protect our water and our health. You have the opportunity to make that happen - Click here to send a message to DEP today!
At the end of 2013 everyone working to protect our state from dangerous gas drilling received a wonderful gift. The PA Supreme Court ruled that Act 13 violated our state constitution by preventing local governments from keeping gas drilling out of residential and other areas that need protection. This is a huge defeat for the gas industry’s attempt to be able to drill everywhere in the state, and ignore local zoning laws and ordinances. Make sure Governor Corbett stops working to overturn the ruling - click here.