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Oppose HB 1950 and decreased protection from Marcellus Shale drilling in PA

On behalf of PennEnvironment’s citizen members, I am writing in opposition to pending Marcellus Shale legislation in the state House, HB1950, in its current form.  I ask you to support strengthening amendments being offered to fix this legislation.  If these amendments are not included as part of HB1950, PennEnvironment asks you to oppose this legislation when it comes up for a final vote in the House.

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Marcellus Shale Newswire 04/29/2011

A Collection of Marcellus Shale and Gas Drilling Articles from Pennsyvlania and Beyond

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Marcellus Shale Newswire 03/25/2011

A Collection of Marcellus Shale and Gas Drilling Articles from Pennsylvania and Beyond

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Marcellus Shale Newswire 4/20/2012

A Collection of Marcellus Shale and Gas Drilling Articles from Pennsylvania and Beyond

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Testimony on Renewing Growing Greener for the Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee

I hope that members of the legislature—and members of the House Democratic caucus—will do everything in their power this fall to ensure that the Growing Greener program is renewed with significant, dedicated funding to protect the places that make Pennsylvania great.That’s because as we all know, Pennsylvania is defined by our natural, historical and cultural landscapes. Yet, from the waterfalls of the Poconos, to the family farms in Amish country, to the historic sites of Valley Forge and Gettysburg, we’ve seen too many of our beloved landscapes threatened or lost. Now the state’s most successful land and water conservation program—aptly named ‘Growing Greener’—is essentially out of money and set to expire. If the legislature doesn’t act quickly, we will lose this critical program, and along with it more of our precious landscapes.

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