Ban Fracking in Delaware River Basin

The Green Party of Allegheny County encourages Governor Tom Wolf to vote to permanently ban fracking within the Delaware River Basin watershed [1].

Fracking and the fossil fuel industry as a whole produce pollution that damages our health as well as our environment. Allegheny County already has some of the worst air in the country, leading to some of the highest rates of asthma and lung disease in the nation [2]. Fossil fuels are also a key factor in man-made climate change, and emissions must be reduced in order to combat such change.

We encourage the Governor to instead help implement the Green Party’s Green New Deal, which among other things promotes a swift transition from fossil fuels to clean renewable energy, fighting climate change and pollution while also growing jobs.

We encourage concerned citizens to contact the Governor’s office and express your concerns.

References:
[1] https://www.apnews.com/…/AP-source:-Permanent-Delaware-Rive…

[2] http://www.post-gazette.com/…/Study-fi…/stories/201709070174

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