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STOP PA Legislation HB2458 – Say NO to Fracked Gas Exports!

Mon, 10/24/2022 - 11:03
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Please Join Us: STOP PA Legislation HB2458 – Say NO to Fracked Gas Exports!

Call your legislator to vote NO on proposed “Philadelphia LNG Export Task Force Act”!

Find your legislator here and call today!
https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator/

State Senators fronting for the fracking industry want more wells drilled in the Marcellus Shale, trying to manufacture a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) export market using the Delaware River Ports. They are trying to induce a new fracking frenzy across Pennsylvania without regard for the environmental and public health harm that will result in shale regions and the Delaware River Watershed and ignoring the impact more methane emissions will have on the climate crisis.

And their claims that exporting LNG will help Europeans replace Russian gas are exposed as false since those needs are already being fulfilled by other sources and Europe’s rapid development of self-sufficient, renewable sources of energy that don’t continue their dependence on imported fuels and that don’t worsen global warming is rapidly rising.

HB2458 was approved by Committee last week and will be going to the Senate floor for approval. It has already passed the House. NOW is the moment to speak up to STOP this terrible bill!

Find your legislator here and call today!
https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator/

See the text of HB2458 here: https://bit.ly/3DoJ3sV

Please call your Senator NOW and say:

  • Philadelphia is the most densely populated city in Pennsylvania with 1,546,920 people; the Greater Philadelphia Region, Chester and other southeast Pennsylvania communities within the Delaware River Port Region are among the top ten in density. LNG facilities, according to the federal government’s guidance, are supposed to be located in “remote” locations due to the dangers associated with the unique properties of LNG, which is highly flammable and potentially explosive, and can cause catastrophic loss of life and infrastructure damage. The Delaware River Ports are NOT remote, many millions live here!
  • Many who live in the Delaware River Port Region are already disproportionately burdened with environmental, public health, and intolerable impacts that are harming people of color and low-income populations. To layer on more environmental threats is not only wrong, it violates the basic rights of Pennsylvanians to clean air, water and healthy communities.
  • The need for alternative energy sources to Russian gas in Europe is not going to be filled by Pennsylvania. The Europeans are already working on self-sufficient sources of energy that do not continue to make them dependent on imported fuels. The European Energy Plan calls for clean, renewable energy that is secure, affordable, sustainable and under their control. We should be helping them to do that, not trying to assist companies to sell them more dirty gas at prices that are a windfall for fracking interests but a rip-off for needy Europeans. The current war in Ukraine is not a business opportunity to be exploited by industry; to do so is disgraceful!
  • In Europe and across the world, fossil fuel development is being replaced by jobs and investments in truly clean, renewable and innovative technology that does not emit greenhouse gases and does not have the heavy environmental, climate, and public health burdens that fracking, LNG, and its infrastructure entail. To waste Pennsylvanians’ hard earned taxes on a misdirected task force that aims to throw money at the outdated fracking industry is irresponsible and blind to the what we really need – investment in clean renewables.

THANK YOU FOR TAKING ACTION TO STOP LNG EXPORTS FROM PENNSYLVANIA!

 

 

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