Send a Message in a Water Bottle to the Governor
Join us for some letter writing to the governor of PA asking him to ban fracking. Water bottles for envelopes and labels will be provided. Tuesday Nov 1 at 730pm at Studio 34 Yoga | Healing | Arts, 4522 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143
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Blondell Reynolds Brown, Councilwoman on Philadelphia City Council, as a former 3rd grade teacher, gave the attendees at the September 7 SHALE GAS OUTRAGE Rally an assignment to write to your representative from your head and heart on the issue of fracking. Blondell emphasized that fracking is a matter of public health, it negatively impacts the quality of air and water as seen in other states like Wyoming and in parts of our state of Pennsylvania. Individualized letter writing from voting constituents is one of the most effective ways to influence elected officials.
Write to the Governor of Pennsylvania,
225 Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120
Some action points:
*fracking is dangerous and threatens public health. Wyoming, Texas and rural parts of Pennsylvania have already experienced the devastating effects to their water supply and rivers. Our own Susquehanna River is bubbling with methane and the well water has levels of metal many times exceeding the EPA approved levels because of fracking.
* its practices are unsafe, the Philadelphia Water Department is against fracking because of the pollution it would cause to our water supply beyond repair.
* Renewable energy is a viable option. Have the political will to conserve our environment, keep our water and air clean, and pursue renewable energy.
* Conduct an independent environmental impact study before approving any fracking.
* New York, Syracuse and Pittsburgh have banned fracking.
More links and information about fracking are compiled on the Shale Gas Outrage site at this link. http://protectingourwaters.wordpress.com/pamphlets/fracking-e-toolkit/
You can also send a letter to:
Carol Collier, Executive Director of Delaware River Basin Commission
Delaware River Basin Commission
25 State Police Drive, P.O. Box 7360, West Trenton, NJ 08628-0360, 609-883-9500, ext. 200
On November 21, 2011, the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) made up of four governors from New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania and a federal agent will meet in West Trenton to vote on whether or not to allow fracking in the Delaware River Basin, the drinking water source for over 15 million people in the region. (http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/event/dont-frack-the-delaware-river-basin-11-21-2011/) This will immediately impact the drinking water of 1.5million people in Philadelphia. The water bottle letters are being written to influence this DRBC meeting.