ACTION: Residents of Allegheny County Council are asked to urge their representatives on County Council (District and At-Large) to vote FOR the hold on fracking in county parks. (Click on Member’s photo after checking map of County districts.)
On December 4 an editorial in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette suggested that the hold on fracking of Allegheny County Parks made no sense. In an OpEd rebuttal Joni Rabinowitz and John Detwiler of the Protect Our Parks campaign pointed out that the intent of the citizens’ ordinance now before County Council is a prudent and sensible measure to allow evaluation of the possible economic and environmental impacts of the fracking of Deer Lakes Park. While those impacts are being assessed, the ordinance places a two-year hold on any fracking leases for the remaining eight parks.