Last Chance to Call PA Legislators: Don’t Gut Municipal Rights in Favor of Frackers
EMERGENCY PHONE CALLS NEEDED NOW TO PA LEGISLATORS!
The conference committee that is “negotiating a compromise” on the Impact Fee bill that would gut municipal rights and pre-empt local zoning and controls of gas drilling is reportedly getting ready to release a compromise bill. This could be voted on as early as Monday or Tuesday, Feb. 6 or 7! This is our last chance to tell our elected representatives in Harrisburg to VOTE NO on SB100 and HB1950. All state legislators contact info can be found at: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/
For those of you in the Southeastern PA 7-county region, key Senators have the power to stop this takeover of communities by the State and the gas industry. Here’s what you can do now:
First, tell these two Senators thank you for voting against the Bill and give them support to stand strong:
Second, tell these Senators stand up for their residents, not the gas companies:
Stewart Greenleaf (PA-12) – Willow Grove: 215-657-7700
Edwin Erickson (PA-26) – Drexel Hill: 610-853-4100
The Bills are being moved despite strong opposition from many municipalities, constituents, community organizations and environmental groups. These bills will eviscerate municipal controls over gas drilling due to proposed changes to current law that will allow the State to take over municipal regulation of gas drilling within local jurisdictions. This pre-emption of municipal zoning makes these bills totally unacceptable. No matter how big the fees are and no matter what the proposed changes to the PA Oil and Gas Act are, nothing can sweeten this seizure of our rights.
Thanks to Delaware Riverkeeper Network, which wrote most of the above alert, for working so hard on this along with outraged allies and municipal officials all across the state. This is urgent so even if you’ve called before, please call again now.
Here’s a legal memo explaining the bills, and a way to send a letter and a Petition through Delaware Riverkeeper with one click!