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Tell State Senators: Vote NO on Environmental Rollbacks

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PennFuture is continuing its fight against legislation that would turn the clock back on environmental protection, and we need your help and your action TODAY. We need you to use your voices to fight a destructive bill that is moving through the Pennsylvania State Senate, aimed at dismantling environmental protections across the Commonwealth.

House Bill 2154 is likely to be voted on in the Senate in the next TWO DAYS and we need you to help stop it NOW. Tell your Senator to vote NO on this dangerous rollback. This bill passed the PA House of Representatives in June and is now being fast-tracked through the State Senate. We need you to urge them to safeguard the air you breathe and the water you drink rather than turn a blind eye to polluting companies acting in bad faith.

House Bill 2154 would significantly change the environmental requirements for conventional oil and gas drilling operators, putting clean air and pure water in jeopardy.

It would reenact the Oil and Gas Act of 1984 for conventional oil and gas drilling operators, turning back the clock on standards by 34 years, rejecting modern technology.

It promotes the use of drilling fluids and wastewater without any supporting scientific evidence deeming it safe for the public, potentially leaving your family at risk. This broadly threatens surface water in rural areas, where many of the highest quality streams and headwaters are located.

This bill opens the door to more drilling operations across Pennsylvania, which further endangers our air and water.

This bill eliminates protections for public resources, such as parks, forests and wildlife preserves.

It will weaken public health regulations in favor of profits for polluters.

Your continued action is needed now. Please contact your state senators and urge them to vote NO on rolling back Pennsylvania’s environmental protections!

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