TAKE ACTION THIS APRIL IN PENNSYLVANIA!
Organizations across the state are planning actions this month to call on the DEP to put the “public” back in “public agency” and to demand a moratorium on drilling in PA! Be a part of the movement to take PA back from the drillers! Here’s how you can get involved!
APRIL 10th – RALLY TO CHALLENGE DEP ON WATER AND FRACKING
Join Clean Water Action, Gas Truth of Central PA, the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Mountain Watershed Association, Earthworks, Lehigh Valley Gas Truth, Sierra Club-PA Chapter, PennEnvironment, and Berks Gas Truth at DEP headquarters in Harrisburg to tell the DEP we’re tired of waiting for answers to our questions on fracking and water. The citizens of Pennsylvania deserve better than they’ve gotten from the DEP! We’ll rally outside the DEP’s main office in Harrisburg at 11:30 and then head inside with thousands of letters from people around the state calling for answers to ask why they’ve been ignored!
APRIL 22nd – EARTH DAY PROTEST AT REGIONAL DEP OFFICES CALLING ON DEP TO FULFILL ITS MISSION AND STOP FRACKING
In what has become an Earth Day tradition, rallies are planned for regional DEP offices across the state and you’re invited! The Green Party of PA, Mountain Watershed Association, and more than 40 other groups are coordinating the rallies to make the following demands:
• Appoint an environmental expert without industry ties as DEP Secretary to ensure DEP’s mission is fulfilled;
• Place a moratorium on permits for gas wells, compressor stations, pipelines, water withdrawals, coal mines, and other infrastructure related to fossil fuel extraction;
• Allow no more toxic secrets and full disclosure of water tests and other studies by DEP;
• Provide justice for those harmed by the oil and gas industry; and
• Reopen the DEP Office of Energy and Technology Deployment to develop solar, wind and other renewable energy technologies.
APRIL 30th – HELP US DELIVER 100,000 PETITION SIGNATURES TO CORBETT DEMANDING A MORATORIUM ON DRILLING!
PennEnvironment is closing in on their target of 100,000 signatures from Pennsylvanians on a petition calling for a moratorium in PA. Many organizations and individuals have been helping PennEnvironment reach their goal. We’ll all be in the rotunda at the Capitol at 12:30 on April 30th for a rally before we head to Corbett’s office to deliver the petitions! If you haven’t signed the petition yet, click on the link above! Then, please share it with your friends! And check back for more details about the rally as they’re announced! We’d love to see you there!
“The people have a right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic and esthetic values of the environment. Pennsylvania’s public natural resources are the common property of all the people, including generations yet to come. As trustee of these resources, the Commonwealth shall conserve and maintain them for the benefit of all the people.”
Article 1 Section 27 of the Pennsylvania Constitution
Natural gas drilling of shale formations threatens Pennsylvania’s natural resources, the health and well-being of its citizens, and its scenic beauty. Berks Gas Truth is a grassroots citizens’ group fighting to bring an end to unconventional natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania. On our site, you’ll find news and information on the many issues surrounding natural gas drilling, details of upcoming events, and suggestions of actions YOU can take!