What's Corbett's next strategy, bribery?
Believe me, PPPKME, the industry would not be spending thousands of dollars signing leases within the City of Pittsburgh (102 leases were signed prior to the ban) if they had no intention of doing so. Actually, Katie Klaber, Exec Dir & Pres of Marcellus Shale Coalition said this herself. This ban is the first step of citizens to protect their land rights and constitional rights. Note, that no community has ever fought for their ban all the way to Federal Court beyond reach of politicians whose campaigns were funded by this industry.
Further, you don't change state policy through one whack. Communities across the Commonwealth need to unite. France banned fracking in June because of the irresponsible dumping in our rivers have made our water "unfit for consumption". We need to follow suit. Only through a ban will our country get serious with pursuing renewable energy sources.
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