last month legislators in Harrisburg passed a bill that undermines the rights of local municpalities to protect their communities from fracking.
rally in harrisburg!
The Pennsylvania Legislature is returning from their winter recess on January 17th. As you may recall, they ended 2011 with an attempt to pass legislation (SB 1100 & HB 1950) that would take away all municipalities’ zoning power regarding natural gas operations and give it over to the state. The ability to control zoning is what allows residents and municipal leaders to determine what is best for their communities. Many towns may want to say no to fracking near schools or playgrounds – HB 1950 would hijack that decision from our towns and cities.
HB 1950 must be defeated in order to protect towns from fracking. We are going to Harrisburg to welcome back our state legislators on their first day of work this year and stop this state power grab! Come on out!