Sierra Club speaks out in New Jersey

I am disappointed that we have not seen or heard more from large environmental organizations, like the Sierra Club and Nature Conservancy, taking a stance on the gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale or other shales for that matter. In PA, NY and now NJ the local Sierra Club chapters are starting to speak out but  they are only doing so because their local areas are being threatened. The people who live in these areas are becoming very aware of what takes place when these large energy industries come into an area. I would like to see some national organizations like the Sierra Club take advantage of this situation to start educating people outside of the drilling areas about what is happening. The people who are not confronting it every day are the ones who need to hear more about it. At some point we will be asked to vote on national bills in regards to clean air and water regulation. The more education about the true nature of this industry that can be passed around the better, lest people vote on informattion they hear through ANGA ads or vote without information at all.
October 10, 2009
Resolution Regarding Natural Gas Mining in the Delaware River Watershed

WHEREAS, the Delaware River Watershed, which is located in the Marcellus Shale formation that extends from West Virginia through Pennsylvania to New York State, supplies water to 15 million people including New York City, Philadelphia and a million New Jerseyans; and … NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the New Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club opposes the hydrologic mining as now practiced of natural gas in the Delaware River Watershed…. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the New Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club calls upon the Delaware River Basin Commission to withhold approval of new wells pending compliance with existing federal environmental regulations and until proven environmentally sound mining techniques are available.
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