Inappropriate analogies aside, the Green Party of Philadelphia has put out a statement on the moratorium (they’re for it), of which we’re pulling some parts:
Philadelphia’s Green Party leaders voted to endorse the proposed City Council Resolution, Belinda Davis, acting GPOP treasurer, who attended Council’s hearing in September, hailed the moratorium on fracking.
On Thursday, April 22, the groups below will be gathering outside the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s regional offices – as one – to call for:
• an immediate moratorium on all horizontal hydrofracturing in the Commonwealth, including in our state forests and on floodplains,
• an immediate freeze on all new Marcellus Shale drilling permits throughout Pennsylvania,
• the immediate suspension of the Delaware and Susquehanna River Basin Commissions’ authority to approve drilling-related water withdrawals anywhere in their respective watersheds, and, if necessary,
• the immediate resignation of DEP Secretary John Hanger.… Read more ...
Green Party Of Pennsylvania calls for action to prevent nomination of John Hanger as Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection The Green Party of Pennsylvania and the national Green Party distributed this release
Earlier this month the Pennsylvania Senate Environmental & Energy Committee approved John Hanger’s nomination to serve as the Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection.