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Penn Environment Releases ‘Dangerous and Close’ Report

The PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center released a new report today revealing the proximity of fracking operations and the associated infrastructure to Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable residents – children, seniors, and the sick. Entitled “Dangerous and Close”, the report shows that there are 166 schools and 165 childcare providers within once mile of a permitted fracking […]

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Environmental Committee Report: September/October

A reminder that League members and the general public need to take timely action to encourage local, county, state and federal  officials to protect citizens rights to clean water and clean air.  Unfortunately,  Senate Bill 875, the Acid Mine Drainage as Fracking Fluid Act was signed into PA Law on October 8, 2015. This August, the […]

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VOTE NO on House Bill 1565 and the accompanying Miller Amendment

Analysis of House Bill 1565 provided by: Clean Water Action, Delaware River Keeper Network, Sierra Club House bill 1565 stipulates the following: Riparian buffers are no longer required for special protection streams Riparian buffers are declared as optional in a series of Best Management Practices (BMP) for all streams 150 ft. vegetated riparian buffers – […]

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