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Let's fight against a whitewash of the negative impacts of fracking in Pennsylvania

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By Nadia Steinzor

April 26, 2011

In March, Governor Corbett established the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission to study the economic, social, and environmental issues related to natural gas development in the state. 

The Commission s report is supposed to guide the state.

Given what s at stake, this is a great idea. But there s a big hitch.  Actually, two:

As a Pennsylvania resident, you know that many communities are already feeling the impacts of under-regulated industrial drilling on their water, health, and quality of life. Yet the Governor s commission doesn t include public health experts, impacted residents, or citizen-based environmental organizations.

What to do?

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Tagged with: fracking, hydraulic fracturing, marcellus shale advisory commission, governor corbett


A Day of Action for a Healthy Future

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By Nadia Steinzor

April 12, 2011

As the spring temperatures climbed, they streamed into the park and kept on coming. Hundreds of people from across New York State gathered in Albany for a Fracking Day of Action to collectively ask policymakers to do what it takes to safeguard vital water resources, public health, and the environment from dirty gas drilling.

Many of us also became Water Rangers as part of the launch of a public awareness and media campaign supported by the Clean Water Not Dirty Drilling network. The campaign invites New Yorkers to become part of the growing team of citizens taking action to protect our water and communities from dirty drilling.

Endorsed by over 40 national, state, and grassroots organizations, the Day of Action reflected a growing movement of citizens concerned about the damaging impacts of a rush to drill in other states. We collectively showed determination to ensure that communities and the environment are protected before industrial gas development occurs (and even consider that it not occur at all).

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Tagged with: natural gas, marcellus shale, new york, clean water not dirty drilling


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