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"Putting People over Profits': The Fight Against Fracking

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Also opposing the will of the delegates are at least two of the three Democratic candidates for governor. One is an unabashed supporter of fracking--he was the DEP head under Rendell, who opened the gates to fracking Pennsylvania; the other is a member of Congress, but who represents a district in the affluent Southeast Pennsylvania that has already received the state's official blessings to be part of a six-year moratorium on shale drilling.

The day the petitions were delivered to Tom Corbett in April, State Sen. Jim Ferlo (Pittsburgh) proposed legislation to call for a moratorium. Co-sponsors are Sens. Lisa Boscola (Lehigh/Northampton), Andrew Dinniman (West Chester), Shirley Kitchen (Philadelphia), Daylin Leach (Montgomery/Delaware counties), Judy Schwank (D-Berks), and Christine Tartaglione (Philadelphia)

Let's hope they can convince the Republican-controlled legislature to--as Karen Feridun says--"put people over profits."

 [ Walter Brasch is an award-winning journalist and author. His latest book is Fracking Pennsylvania, a look at the health, environmental, and agricultural effects of high-volume horizontal fracturing. The book is available at www.greeleyandstone.com, your local bookstore, or amazon.com]

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Apart from "slightly" accelerating the demise of t... by Eugene Patrick Devany on Saturday, Jul 13, 2013 at 7:39:32 PM
In 1,000 words, you expect me to do all that you a... by Walter Brasch on Sunday, Jul 14, 2013 at 4:24:50 AM
an excellent 3-part series on fracking in Colorado... by Gentry L Rowsey on Sunday, Jul 14, 2013 at 4:46:29 AM
The david packman program also had an article abou... by Stephen Zimmett on Sunday, Jul 14, 2013 at 12:49:49 PM