100K say: Stop fracking in PA

May 1, 2013
By Allie Gregory | 1 comments

In Harrisburg, we took part in the delivery of a petition against fracking with over 100,000 signatures to the Governor of Pennsylvania. The petition asked PA lawmakers to "Support a moratorium on further shale gas extraction in Pennsylvania until it is proven safe for our environment and the public's health."

At the event there were amazing speakers. The most moving was a former pro gas, landman who is now very sick as a result of fracking. Another highlight of the day was Senator Jim Ferlo announcing that in solidarity with our effort he will introduce legislation calling for a moratorium on fracking.

The petition could not have come sooner:

• Gas drillers have already committed more than 3,000 environmental violations.

• And the state is withholding information about the results of water tests for Pennsylvanians at risk, putting gas drillers before our health.

To learn more about this amazing petition, click here.

We hope to reach as many people as possible and get them involved with this important bill. If you'd like to take part in the effort to pass Senator Ferlo's bill please email: [email protected]



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I don't believe fracking in any state will help taxpayers yet will ruin our natural resourses like ground water and possibly our Great Lakes and other public waterways. Even if it would lower gas prices and feed into our tax system, I would rather pay higher gas prices and taxes than do further damage to our country.

Lorrie Diemer
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