SAVE OUR STATE FORESTS FROM FRACKING
ACTION: Ask your State Representative to oppose HB 1576. A VOTE IS EXPECTED THIS WEEK.
The push to drill wherever in the Marcellus Shale area is relentless, from county parks to state forests. Now the gas industry is seeking to remove restrictions on where they may drill in the forests. They are backing (HB 1576), a bill that would:
- Undermine the ability of wildlife professionals to list any species in Pennsylvania as state threatened or state endangered.
- Politicize and subject decisions to a lengthy review process involving those with no expertise in science or wildlife management.
- Erode the Fish & Boat Commission’s ability to designate wild trout streams.