Posts Tagged ‘Vitali’

Dems, Enviros Sweep Southeastern Pennsylvania Seats

November 7, 2012

Are you getting the message, Harrisburg? Don’t frack with Philly! 

While these newly elected officials aren’t all for a ban on fracking (yet) many have taken very pro-environment positions on shale gas drilling. It’s safe to say, they’re all fractivist friendly.

Republicans and Fossil Fuel Phanatics rest assured, fractivists are taking names, determined to hold ALL elected officials accountable to their campaign promises. Clean fracking is pure fantasy, but bi-partisanship is always within reach.

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The Fractivist-Friendly Ballot

October 31, 2012

Who To Vote For (If You Like Clean Water)

Far be it for me to tell people how to vote, except when there’s more at stake for Pennsylvania’s natural environment than any general election in our history, ever. But don’t take my word for it. You’ll find the most eco-friendly candidates in the race listed on Clean Water Action’s Endorsements and Key Races pages. For the very latest links and news, visit Marcellus at the Polls.

KeepTapWaterSafe.org endorses…

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DEP’s Permit-Fee Economy

March 7, 2012

Can steep budget cuts to the PA Department of Environmental Protection be offset with gas drilling permit fees?

At the February 27, 2012 Democratic Policy Committee Meeting in Bryn Mawr, PA, the word “overwhelmed” was repeatedly used to describe the PA Department of Environmental Protection. Most notably, George Jugovic, Jr., then Senior Attorney and newly named CEO for PennFuture, and former Southwest Regional Director of the PA DEP, stated that when he asked Joyce Epps, DEP Bureau of Air Quality director, what her department needed most to effectively regulate Marcellus air emissions, she replied emphatically, “We need more people.” (more…)

Citizens Marcellus Shale Commission Drills into Gas Issues at Philadelphia Public Hearing

September 7, 2011

The purpose of the Citizens Marcellus Shale Commission September 6th hearing at the Free Library of Philadelphia was to “delve deeper into a variety of shale gas issues, including water and air quality, social impacts of gas drilling, the drilling tax, and impacts outside Marcellus communities.” A host of invited presenters gave detailed testimony in their area of expertise, then the floor was open to public comment. This was, by far, the more colorful aspect of the evening, (more…)

“Irresponsible to Forgo a Drilling Tax” Says PA Budget & Policy Center

June 11, 2011

On Thursday, June 9, 2011, Michael Wood, Research Director of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center testified before a House Democratic Policy Committee Hearing on Marcellus Shale in Philadelphia. To read the complete text of Woods’ testimony, visit: http://www.pahouse.com/PolicyCommittee

Here, a few highlights: (more…)