To: President Donald Trump, The Pennsylvania State House, The Pennsylvania State Senate, The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate
NO MORE FRACKING WITHOUT ACCOUNTABILITY
Cease all drilling for new natural gas wells until the EPA has finished its cumulative impact study, and do everything in your power to bring the natural gas industry back under the regulation of the Clean Air Act and Safe Drinking Water Act. Cease all corporate welfare to drillers and hold corporations responsible for health impacts and over-projected reserves.
Why is this important?
Residents' drinking water, health, and property values are being systematically destroyed as a result of carcinogens, neurotoxins, endocrine disruptors and radioactive material in the fluid used in, and waste water resulting from, the new hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" process of horizontal drilling for natural gas wells all over the country. We are likewise concerned about over-projections of reserves by the natural gas and finance industries, and the likelihood that it is causing yet another economic bubble ready to burst and further damage our nation's economy. We demand that our state assembly bring a halt to all new drilling until the EPA's cumulative impact study is complete, and we demand that our congress repeal exemptions to the Clean Air Act and Safe Drinking Water Act granted to the natural gas industry in the 2005, so that they will again be regulated by the EPA. We further call for an end to corporate welfare funded by our tax dollars to these corporations, and demand that our state and federal governments hold accountable every corporation responsible for drinking water contamination, the health effects endured by individuals and families in communities affected by natural gas drilling, and inflated projections of reserves that put us at increased risk in this fragile economy.