By Ron Slabe (Contact)
To be delivered to: The Pennsylvania State House, The Pennsylvania State Senate, and Governor Tom Corbett
These legislative bills were initiated to pre-empt all local zoning ordinances attempting to restrict Marcellus drilling in their municipalities & replace them with weakened "model" State ordinances forced upon them in the attempt to bribe communities into accepting less restrictive ordinances in return for impact fee monies. Drilling would even be allowed in residential areas. These bills are an assault on local governments' sovereignty and the democratic process by allowing corporate gas interests to dictate what legislation will be passed. It is an outrage that must be stopped! Moreover, these bills do not provide adequate setbacks for wells, waterways, etc., do not adequately provide for proper control of air pollution, and do not provide for an adequate tax or impact fee. These bills are a sellout to the gas industry.
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