Posts Tagged ‘Riverkeepers’

Frack To School

September 8, 2012

I was recently asked if there are actual instances of shale gas drilling contaminating water and air in Pennsylvania. The answer is a resounding, “Yes!

Gas Industry pollution happens all the time. Here, there and everywhere. No matter how much the industry doesn’t want us to notice.

Many people have signed gas drilling leases and later come to regret it. Often, they are prevented from speaking out due to non-disclosure agreements stipulated by gas companies when compelled to award damages. Yet there are plenty of people who can – and do – tell their experiences with the gas industry. Hundreds, in fact, and there are even a few who are determined to keep a record. (Hint: It ain’t PA DEP.)

The List of the Harmed is compiled and updated by Jenny Lisak, Co-director of Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Water and Air (PACWA).

Damned Press

“It’s all where you source your information from… He who pays the piper calls the tune.” Paul Gallay, President, Riverkeepers(more…)

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Delaware Riverkeepers Oppose SB 1100 – The Scarnati Bill

June 16, 2011

The Delaware Riverkeepers oppose Senate Bill 1100 – the Scarnati Impact Fees Bill. They are organizing a petition against it. “We need Pennsylvania residents to speak out and urge their elected officials to vote NO on Senate Bill 1100  introduced by Senate President Joe Scarnati should it come to the House or Senate floor. We oppose SB1100 because it would trade the rights of citizens and local governments for drilling fees and taxes.  A democratic society supports local decision-making. Pennsylvania’s citizens must be able to have input into the laws and practices that affect them and municipal officials must be able to represent their constituents.” SOURCE: DelawareRiverkeepers.org

To sign learn more about the DelawareRiverkeepers position and current actions Opposing Hydraulic Fracturing, click here.