Power To The Sheeple!

Get It In Writing

Online petitions aren’t ba-a-ad, but nothing’s more valuable than hard-copy signatures. Lots of `em. Because people who are willing to put their name to paper are also more likely to go out and vote. That’s why PennEnvironment has been busy spear-heading the largest anti-fracking petition in Pennsylvania.

Powerful gas industry lobbyists and their allies in Harrisburg are pushing through policies that would expose our environment and communities to the dangers of Marcellus Shale gas drilling. But they’ve got a fight on their hands — thousands of Pennsylvanians are joining our call to help stop gas drilling from contaminating our drinking water, polluting our air, destroying our forests and threatening our health.”

You can print & sign the PennEnvironment petition here:  PennEnvironment Marcellus Shale Moratorium Petition

Already more than 50, 000 petitioners are calling on legislators “to support a moratorium on further shale gas extraction in Pennsylvania until it is proven safe for our environment and the public’s health.” The current goal is reach 100,000 so ask all your friends to sign it, too!

If you’re on Facebook, click here to post the petition to your Wall. You can copy/personalize/forward an email to your friends, including this handy link: http://bit.ly/PAMoratorium

Keep Pennsylvania Safe

So strong is PennEnvironment’s commitment that they’ve created a grassroots task force of activists called the Marcellus Shale Citizen Empowerment Project.

“Pennsylvania hasn’t seen a land grab as reckless and destructive as the rush for Marcellus Shale gas since the coal boom a century ago. And the consequences of this rush to drill could prove to be worse for our environment than legacy of coal mining we are still working to clean up. And the problem is only going to worsen with time. In coming years, gas drilling companies expect to drill 50,000 wells across Pennsylvania — devastating local streams and rivers, carving up our beautiful state forests, and polluting our air with smog and other dangerous pollutants. If we are going to stop this destructive industry from spreading across Pennsylvania unchecked, we need an engaged citizenry equipped with the knowledge and skills it will take to push for real protections for our environment and our health.”

And they’re not alone. Here’s the impressive list of Marcellus Shale Citizen Empowerment Project Co-Sponsors:

Academic Organizations:

Bucknell Environmental Center

University of Scranton Political Science Department

University of Scranton’s Sustainabiity Task Force

Agricultural Organizations:

Hollow Elms Garden, Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA)

Community and Civic Organizations:

Community Action Forum

League of Women Voters- Bucks County

League of Women Voters- Lackawanna County

League of Women Voters of Lewisburg

One if By Land

Philadelphia League of Women Voters

York County Federation of Democratic Women

Voices of Central PA

Elected Officials:

Senator Daylin Leach (Montgomery County)

Rep. Jim Roebuck (Philadelphia)

Rep. Mike Sturla (Lancaster)

Environmental Organizations:

Appalachian Audubon Society

Bucknell Environmental Club

Cooks Creek Watershed Association

Forest Coalition

Gas Truth- Berks County

GreenCause Harrisburg

Greenspace Alliance, Ground Swell

Juniata Valley Audubon Society

Lackawanna River Corridor Association

Lycoming Audubon Society

Mechanincsburg Area Adult Environmental Group

Nature Abounds

Organizations United for the Environment

Otzinachson Group of the Sierra Club

Penns Valley Conservation Association

Philadelphia Parks Alliance

Protecting Our Waters

Sierra Club

Sierra Club-Moshannon

Sustainability Now Radio Show

Transition Centre County

Transition Harrisburg

Transition Philadelphia

Outdoors Groups:

Doc Fritchey Chapter of Trout Unlimited

East Falls Tree Tenders

Keystone Trail Association

Religious Organizations:

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America of Lewisburg

Green Sanctuary of Unitarian Universalist of Harrisburg

Unitarian Church of Harrisburg

Unitarian Universalists of Wyoming Valley

Student Organizations:

Bucknell Environmental Club

Drexel Sierra Club

PennEnvironmental Group

PennEnvironmental Political Action Group

Student Conservation Association

EcoAction- Penn State

* List may be incomplete.

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