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.
A press release from the Green Party of Pennsylvania, which supports banning hydraulic fracturing (aka fracking) for natural gas and organized statewide protests against the practice on Earth Day:
Last week, Pittsburgh City Council voted to ban hydrofracturing, or
“fracking” within city limits. Fracking is a controversial method of
natural gas extraction from the Marcellus Shale formation that uses large
volumes of water and severely pollutes it in the process. … Read more ...
The Green Party of Pennsylvania calls for an end to
drilling for natural gas and other fossil fuels
After a blowback spewed gas and toxic water in Clearfield, PA, plus serious
incidents including deaths of oil and gas employees in West Virginia and
Texas, nearly 2 months of oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico and years of
mountain top removal, the Green Party of Pennsylvania says “enough already.”
Still in its infancy, drilling for gas in the Marcellus Shale has resulted
in the poisoning of private drinking water sources in Dimock, the
destruction of Dunkard Creek, the pollution of the Monongahela River and the
transformation of billions of gallons of Pennsylvania’s fresh water
resources into untreatable toxic waste.… Read more ...
Yesterday, local Green Parties and Greens across Pennsylvania participated in protests against natural gas drilling in the state. There was a protest at each regional Department of Environmental Protection, including one in the state capital, Harrisburg. A press release announcing the protests can be found here.
I (Ross Levin) attended the rally in Norristown, which is the county seat of Montgomery County. … Read more ...
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 ...
Last week, Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection said that drilling for natural gas would do environmental harm, but it would be worth it for the money and jobs it would bring to Pennsylvania, among other reasons. “You can’t do a large amount of drilling and have zero impact,” said Secretary John Hanger. … Read more ...