Pittsburgh -- Clean Water Action in Pittsburgh is releasing its list of recommended candidates in the May 17, 2011 Democratic Primary. The environmental organization, with almost 6,000 members in the city, is supporting Bruce Kraus, Lucille Prater Holliday, Patrick Dowd and Darlene Harris for City Council because of their support for the environment.
(Philadelphia) – This morning, Clean Water Action released its list of endorsed candidates in Democratic Primary for At-Large Council Seats. The environmental organization with almost 8,000 registered voters in its membership in the city is supporting Councilwoman Blondell Reyolds-Brown, Councilman Wilson Goode, Jr. and Sherrie Cohen. Speaking outside City Hall this morning, environmentalists stood alongside these three endorsed candidates to show their commitment to an environmental agenda.
Clean Water Action has found that gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale resulted in over 1,200 violations of environmental rules last year – that’s over 20 a week! Over 1 well in 6 had violations, included illegal dumping of toxic wastewater and failure to properly seal wells in order to protect drinking water supplies. Even worse, gas companies that are members of Gov. Corbett’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission are responsible for almost half of the violations!
Download the summary of Marcellus violations. (pdf 142kb)