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The Honorable Tom Wolf
Governor
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
225 Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120
Dear...
of increased drilling, fracking and pipelines in Pennsylvania and throughout the
Eastern United States. It is somehow your...
Breathe Easy Susquehanna
County
Rebecca Roter, Chairperson
Pennsylvania
Bucks Concerned Citizens Against
the Pipeline
Aria...
Delaware Riverkeeper Network
Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware
Riverkeeper
Pennsylvania
Dryden Resource Awareness
Coalition...
Mamaki
Tara Gallagher, CEO
New York
Marcellus Outreach Butler
Diane Sipe, President
Pennsylvania
Massachusetts Pipeline Aw...
NYH2O
Buck Moorhead
New York
Otsego 2000, Inc.
Nicole A. Dillingham, Board President
New York
PASNAP
Patricia Eakin, RN, P...
Save Lake Arthur Watershed
Connie L Fleeger, Organizer
Pennsylvania
SEnRG
Courtney M. Williams, PhD
New York
Shale Justice...
We The People Matter
Asha Canalos, Co-Founder
New York
Weaving Wholeness
Ellen Weaver, Director
Pennsylvania
Williams Town...
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Letter to PA Gov. Wolf from Anti-Fossil Fuel Organizations Asking Him to Stop All Fracking/Pipeline Construction

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A letter from THE Delaware Riverkeeper, Maya van Rossum, and a bunch of her anti-fossil fuel (wacko) pals to America's most liberal governor, PA Gov. Tom Wolf, asking him to immediately suspend all further Marcellus drilling in the state and while he's at it, stop building any new pipelines.

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Letter to PA Gov. Wolf from Anti-Fossil Fuel Organizations Asking Him to Stop All Fracking/Pipeline Construction

  1. 1. The Honorable Tom Wolf Governor Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 225 Main Capitol Building Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120 Dear Governor Wolf, We, the undersigned, are representatives of communities and organizations fighting and harmed by the massive expansion of gas infrastructure throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States being driven by shale gas extraction in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Our homes, neighborhoods, water, air, land, precious environment and the health and safety of our families are threatened by each new shale gas well drilled and fracked, each new mile of pipeline or pipeline expansion, each new compressor station, natural gas power plant, storage facility, LNG facility, or processing facility currently being proposed and built throughout the East Coast. Drilling and fracking operations in Pennsylvania and throughout the Marcellus Shale are driving that build-out of gas infrastructure. Conversely, every completed infrastructure project demands and advances more wells, more drilling and fracking and all of the public health impacts, damage to local economies, and environmental degradation it brings. We are writing to demand that you immediately shut down Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force, stop the drilling and fracking that is poisoning the people of Pennsylvania by enacting an immediate moratorium, help the people of Pennsylvania who are suffering the negative health impacts from drilling and fracking operations, and lead Pennsylvania in charting a path to a dependence on clean and renewable energy options rather than continuing the state’s legacy of dirty fossil fuels. In addition to all of the damage drilling, fracking and increased gas infrastructure will do to our homes, communities and states, increasing and supporting this industrial expansion will significantly exacerbate climate change given increased carbon pollution including methane leaks, thereby threatening present and future generations with catastrophic weather events, floods and drought. According to the International Panel on Climate Change, methane is a particularly potent form of carbon, 86 times worse for the climate than carbon dioxide over 20 years and 34 times worse over 100 years. Climate scientists agree that approximately eighty percent of fossil fuels in the ground today need to stay there. Our planet cannot take another decade of rampant and increasing drilling and shale gas extraction. In spite of all this, you, Governor Wolf, have assembled a Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force intended to, in Secretary Quigley’s words, “build public acceptance”
  2. 2. of increased drilling, fracking and pipelines in Pennsylvania and throughout the Eastern United States. It is somehow your belief that having representatives of EQT, Rice Energy, Shell, Southwestern, Talisman Energy/Repsol, Range Resources, Sunoco Logistics, CONE Midstream Partners, Kinder Morgan, MarkWest, and Williams sit down with local, county, and state officials will serve the public good, when in fact we know the opposite is true - the public will be damaged by your Administration’s concerted effort to drive the expansion of more pipelines and increase drilling and fracking in Pennsylvania. Supporting ongoing and increased shale gas extraction and all of its infrastructure puts the needs of the industry over the needs of the people. People have lost their homes and loved ones to natural gas explosions; have lost their own health to the damage brought by drilling and fracking; have lost the clean water, air, forests and lands they need to live healthy lives; have lost value in their properties to such a degree that they have no option but to stay and suffer; and whose quality of life is all but gone. Governor Wolf, your actions have ramifications far beyond your state’s borders. We are calling on you to shut down the Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force immediately, to enact a moratorium on the drilling and fracking in Pennsylvania that is driving the massive proliferation of pipelines, compressors and other infrastructure in other states, help the people of Pennsylvania who are suffering negative health impacts from years of drilling and fracking operations, and lead Pennsylvania in charting a new course to clean and renewable energy. Sincerely,   350 Bucks County PA Jasmine Spence, Co-Leader Pennsylvania 350 CT Diane Lentakis, Steering Committee Connecticut 350NJ Rosemary Carey, Organizer New Jersey Advocates for Cherry Valley Lynn Ellen Marsh, President New York Alliance for a Green Economy Jessica Azulay New York BCMAC Bob Schmetzer Pennsylvania Berks Gas Truth Karen Feridun, Founder Pennsylvania Berkshire Environmental Action Team Jane Winn, Executive Director Massachusetts
  3. 3. Breathe Easy Susquehanna County Rebecca Roter, Chairperson Pennsylvania Bucks Concerned Citizens Against the Pipeline Arianne Elinich Pennsylvania Bus For Progress Kathy Maher, Treasurer New Jersey Calvert Citizens for a Healthy Community Tracey Eno, Spokesperson Maryland Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy Bruce Ferguson New York Citizens for Clean Water Vera Scroggins Pennsylvania Citizens for Water Joe Levine New York Citizens United for Renewable Energy (CURE) Georgina Shanley, Co-Founder New Jersey Clean Water Action – MA Joel Wool, Advocate: Energy and Environment Massachusetts Clean Water Action – National John Noel, Oil & Gas Campaigns Coordinator Washington, D.C. Clean Water Action – NJ David Pringle, Campaign Director New Jersey Clean Water Action – PA Steve Hvozdovich, Campaign Coordinator Pennsylvania Climate Action Now Western Massachusetts Susan Theberge, Steering Committee Massachusetts ClimateMama Harriet Shugarman, Executive Director New Jersey Coalition Against Pilgrim Pipeline   Maureen Brodt, Northern Group Leader New Jersey Coastal Monmouth Democratic Club Kathy Maher, President New Jersey Compressor Free Franklin Donald Hebbard, President New York Concerned Burlington Neighbors Suzy Winkler, Co-founder New York Concerned Residents of Oxford Dan Taylor, Co-founder New York Damascus Citizens for Sustainability B. Arrindell Pennsylvania
  4. 4. Delaware Riverkeeper Network Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper Pennsylvania Dryden Resource Awareness Coalition (DRAC) Judy Pierpont, Founding Member New York DTCAP Tullis C. Onstott New Jersey Durham CCAP Ann Marshall Pennsylvania Elk County C.A.R.E.S. Mike Kamandulis, President Pennsylvania Energy Justice Network Alex Lotorto, Shale Gas Program Coordinator Pennsylvania Food & Water Watch Sam Bernhardt, Senior Pennsylvania Organizer Pennsylvania Food & Water Watch of Gloucester County Michael DeLozier, Co-Organizer New Jersey Food & Water Watch of Gloucester County Suzan Preiksat, Co-Organizer New Jersey Fossil Free & Green NY Stacey Smith, Director New York Frack Action Julia Walsh, Campaign Director New York Gandhi Earth Keepers International George Payne, Director New York Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition Dr. Alfonso Rodriguez, MD, President Pennsylvania Gas Free Seneca Yvonne Taylor, Vice President New York Gas Truth of Central Pennsylvania Susan Norris, Founding Member Pennsylvania Grassroots Environmental Education Patricia J Wood, Executive Director New York Green Sanctuary Committee, CCNY,UU Gusti Bogok, Chair New York Hilltown Community Rights Jim Cutler, Founder Massachusetts Howard County Climate Change Elisabeth Hoffman, Advocacy Team Member Maryland Lebanon Pipeline Awareness Ann Pinca, President Pennsylvania
  5. 5. Mamaki Tara Gallagher, CEO New York Marcellus Outreach Butler Diane Sipe, President Pennsylvania Massachusetts Pipeline Awareness Network Kathryn Eiseman, Director Massachusetts Milford Doers Otto Butz, President New York Millers River Watershed Council Ivan Ussach, Watershed Coordinator Massachusetts Minisink Matters Asha Canalos, Co-Founder New York Mohawk Valley Keeper John Valentine, Founder New York Myersville Citizens for a Rural Community Ann Nau, Vice President Maryland New Hampshire Pipeline Awareness Network (NHPLAN) David J. Moloney, Chairperson New Hampshire New Jersey Highlands Coalition Elliott Ruga, Policy Director New Jersey New Jersey Sierra Club Jeff Tittel, Director New Jersey New Jersey Tenants Organization Matt Shapiro, President New Jersey New Yorkers for Sustainable Energy Solutions Statewide Michael Lebron, Principal New York NJ Industrial Union Council Carol Gay, President New Jersey No Fracked Gas in Mass Rosemary Wessel, Founder Massachusetts No Gas Pipeline Dale Hardman New Jersey Northern NJ Chapter, National Organization for Women Bonnie Shapiro, President New Jersey North Jersey Pipeline Walkers Diane Wexler, Co-Founder New Jersey Nuclear Information & Resource Service Timothy Judson, Executive Director Maryland NY State Council of Churches The Rev. Brooke Newell, Director of Social Witness New York
  6. 6. NYH2O Buck Moorhead New York Otsego 2000, Inc. Nicole A. Dillingham, Board President New York PASNAP Patricia Eakin, RN, President Pennsylvania Patriots From the Marcellus Shale Craig Stevens, Founder Pennsylvania Peace Action Staten Island Richard Greve, Co-Chair New York Peacemakers of Schoharie County, NY Wayne Stinson New York Peach Bottom Concerned Citizens Group Maria Payan, Executive Director Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Water and Air Jenny Lisak, Co-Director Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Council of Churches Rev. Sandra L. Strauss Pennsylvania Pennsylvanians Against Fracking Karen Feridun, Steering Committee Member Pennsylvania Plymouth Friends of Clean Water Peter Hudiburg, Founder New York Pro Se Dr. Arnold Piacentini Massachusetts Pro Se Maura Stephens New York QUENCHNJ Diane Burke New Jersey R-CAUSE Anna Sears, Co-Founder New York Reach Out America Patricia Katz, Green Committee Chair New York Reynolds Hills, Inc. Nancy Vann, President New York Riegelsville CCAP Elizabeth Balogh, Associate Director Pennsylvania Rising Tide Philadelphia Sam Koplinka-Loehr Pennsylvania Roseland Against the Compressor Station (RACS) Mary Kushner, Founding Member New Jersey SAPE Susan McDonnell, Co-Founder New York
  7. 7. Save Lake Arthur Watershed Connie L Fleeger, Organizer Pennsylvania SEnRG Courtney M. Williams, PhD New York Shale Justice Coalition John A. Trallo, Executive Vice- Chairman Pennsylvania Sierra Club Atlantic (NYS) Chapter Carl Arnold, Chair New York Sierra Club Pennsylvania Chapter Thomas Au, Conservation Chair Pennsylvania Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia Nora M. Nash, Director Pennsylvania Southeast Communities Against Pollution (SECAP) Russell S. Donnelly, Chairman Maryland Southern African Faith Communities' Environment Institute Dr Stefan Cramer, Science Advisor South Africa Southern Cayuga Anti-Fracking Alliance Michael Gorr, Co-Coordinator New York Stop New York Fracked Gas Pipeline Becky Meier, Co-Founder New York Stop the Algonquin Pipeline Expansion Susan Van Dolsen New York Stop the Pipeline Allegra Schecter, Steering Committee New York StopNED Cathy Kristofferson, Co-Founder Massachusetts Sustainable Otsego Adrian Kuzminski, Moderator New York The Mothers Project Angela Monti Fox, Founder New York Transition Newton & Northwest NJ Kim Latham, Co-Initiator New Jersey Upper Burrell CAMP, Citizens Against Marcellus Pollution Ron Slabe, Spokesperson Pennsylvania UUPLAN Anita Mentzer, Director Pennsylvania WDRP - West Dryden Residents Against the Pipeline Linda Parks, Founding Member New York We Are Cove Point Tracey Eno, Member Maryland
  8. 8. We The People Matter Asha Canalos, Co-Founder New York Weaving Wholeness Ellen Weaver, Director Pennsylvania Williams Township Concerned Citizens Against the Pipeline Laura Pritchard, Member Pennsylvania Women of the Earth Eurhi Jones, Co-Founder Pennsylvania  

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