HB 2213 Proposal

On May 25th the Pennsylvania House environmental committee passed crucial legislation to protect our rivers and streams from dangerous gas drilling. 

This proposal, HB 2213, does several important things, including:

• Prohibiting gas drilling near rivers, lakes and drinking water sources; 

• Requiring gas drillers to disclose exactly what chemicals are being used during drilling; and 

• Increasing penalties for drillers who do not comply with our cornerstone environmental laws.

Gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale has already caused countless problems for residents throughout Pennsylvania, such as: Poisoning drinking water, polluting air, and contaminating our rivers and streams, to name a few. With HB 2213, we can stop much of the damage caused by gas drilling.

We’re not completely out of the woods yet, though — the legislation now must pass in the full state House.

Above info courtesy of PennEnvironment: http://www.pennenvironment.org/

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