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Tell Mayor Nutter: THANK YOU for Not Joining the Frackers!

July 15, 2011

NEWS FLASH:  We’ve been assured that Mayor Nutter will NOT be speaking at the shale gas industry convention (called “Shale Gas Insight”) here in Philadelphia on September 7th or 8th!  He has specifically asked to have his name removed from the industry agenda and website.

By tomorrow we will have a new e-letter THANKING Mayor Nutter for taking this clear step.  He’s distanced himself from this industry which is making people sick and tearing some families apart right now in “shale country” as well as threatening downstream communities, such as Philadelphia, with water and air pollution.   He is extremely welcome to speak at our rally to protect air, water, land, and human health on September 7th in Philadelphia so whatever you communicate to him by phone, snail mail or email, please be appreciative and inviting.  We believe Mayor Nutter’s green and social justice principles are sincere and we want him on our side.

Below is the alert as it was previously written.  The updated letter will be available tomorrow.  THANKS to everyone who already wrote the Mayor!  Your timely words have helped.



The Marcellus Shale Coalition recently invited Mayor Michael Nutter to address their convention being held at the convention center in Philadelphia on September 7th and 8th.

Please appeal to Mayor Nutter’s principles and the “green” leadership he’s shown by asking him not accept this invitation.

Email the Mayor with our online form here.

You can call the mayor at 215-686-2181.

Or you can download our pre-written form letter in Wordrich text, or PDF form, add your information, and mail it to:

Mayor Michael Nutter
City Hall
Office of the Mayor, Room 215
Philadelphia, PA  19107

Philadelphia’s City Council has passed not just one, but several resolutions urging a moratorium on hydrofracking, statewide and especially in the Delaware River Basin, at the very least until a cumulative impact study is done specific to the geology of each watershed, until the federal Halliburton Loophole — with its wholesale exemptions for gas drillers — is closed, and until the EPA study on hydrofracking’s impacts on drinking water is completed and assessed.

  1. Rodney Platt permalink
    July 19, 2011 10:54 am

    Mr. Nutter,
    Please step back from the politics of corporate greed in the name of cheap (and clean? no way) energy. You must understand that our rights to clean water, air and property are being trampled and future of our environment squandered. Your environmental record has been quite good.
    Please do not speak at the Shale Coalition Conference; this would indicate that you give tacit approval to their trashing our rights and resources.
    Thank you,
    Rodney Platt

  2. Philip Behr permalink
    July 19, 2011 11:13 am

    Dear, Michael,

    I urge you not to get involved with any companies or have any active association with the fracking companies in Pennsylvania. You met my wife several years ago, but I don’t think I told you that she is a senior energy research scientist with the Federal government, which is why we both live in Reston , Virginia, much of the time. She believes that we should have a fracking moratorium until better regulations have been enacted and enforcement put in place to assure the safety of our water in the Delaware Valley Basin The dangers, as you know, come from many known carcinogenic chemicals used in fracking and the high levels of radiation and radium that can be released. There is no harm in waiting, and we should be as cautious as New york City.
    Please call me if you have any questions, and thanks for your yearsof support for City Year.

    All the best,

    Phil Behr

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