Action Items for You!

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

 

Important regulatory rules to protect our water in PA are being threatened by gas drillers. Landowners are offered large sums of money to lease their land for gas drilling pads.  Each drill site uses millions of gallons of water, mixed with undisclosed chemicals in a process called hydrofracturing.  The backflow water is only one of the risks to our environment. The video and articles below will provide detail on some of these risks.

 

We are having a public meeting at Northampton Valley Country Club.

299 Newtown-Richboro Rd. Richboro, PA 18954

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30th 7pm.

At this meeting, community leaders and individuals concerned for the environment will meet to discuss the impact of gas drilling in Pennsylvania, and concurrently an option to see the movie Gasland, also at 7pm.

Wrap up will allow both groups time to exchange concerns.  Our Panel will be lead by PennEnvironment.

All are welcome.

RSVP – reply to this email or call 215-249-3619

 

Also, I have attached a time sensitive petition to the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), whom extended their public comment period to April 15th.  

Here are 3 ways to comment!

 

1.      If you can, ask people to sign the attached petition and mail it to the address on the bottom of the attachment BEFORE APRIL 13 and PennEnvironment will deliver all petitions to DRBC or

2.      PennEnvironment link to comment no later than April 13th

 

Please view this short video and read the articles linked below.

 

Dr Conrad Volz, Directory of the University of Pittsburg Center for Healthy Environments and Communities March 15, 2011. Speaking at Miseracordia University

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWwjWFcCIgY

 

New York Times – “Drilling Down in Pennsylvania” Four Articles by Ian Urbina…

1.       Regulation Lax Gas Wells’ tainted Water Hits Rivers

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/27/us/27gas.html?scp=1&sq=drilling%20down%20in%20Pennsylvania&st=cse

 

2.       Wastewater Recycling No Cure-All in gas Process

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/02/us/02gas.html?scp=3&sq=drilling%20down%20in%20Pennsylvania&st=cse

 

3.       Pressure Limits Efforts to Police Drilling for Gas

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/04/us/04gas.html?scp=7&sq=drilling%20down%20in%20Pennsylvania&st=cse

 

4.       E.P.A. Steps Up Scrutiny of Pollution in Pennsylvania Rivers

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/08/science/earth/08water.html

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