|September 17, 2014|
|1:00 pm||to||3:00 pm|
|5:00 pm||to||7:00 pm|
Photo of dry Duke Lake, Ryerson SP. Steven Sunshine, The Center for Public Integrity.
ACTION: Urge DEP to deny a mining permit beneath Polen Run.
Consol Energy has applied for a permit to extend it long-walling mining to beneath Polen Run, which feeds into Ryerson Station State Park. The Center for Coalfield Justice believes that this mining will devastate the stream and its ecosystem, severely reducing if not eliminating recreational opportunities at Ryerson Station State Park. To learn more about this proposal and express concerns, citizens are urged to attend an informal public meeting held by the DEP:
1 – 3 pm, Wednesday, September 17
Ryerson Station Station Park Office
361 Bristoria Rd,
Richill, Pa 15380
If you are unable to attend during the day, the Center for Coalfield Justice will be at the Park Office from 5-7pm to record comments and submit them to the DEP. If you cannot attend either of these sessions, you may add your comments to a letter calling for DEP to deny the permit. For more information, contact Veronica at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-229-3550.