Support for Bill No. 12162-22

Ban Fracking from Allegheny County Public Lands

June 9, 2022

PA IPL would like to share Dr. Patricia DeMarco’s letter in support of Bill No. 12162-22, to ban from Allegheny County public lands all slick-water hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations and other industrial activities noted in the proposal.

Dr. DeMarco, a PA IPL board member, is the Vice President of the Forest Hills Borough Council. She advocates for this ban on fracking on behalf of the citizens of the Borough of Forest Hills, and for the children present and future who have no voice in these matters.

You can read Dr. DeMarco’s full letter here.

Additionally, you can find Dr. DeMarco’s Appendix A. Fracking Exemptions from Federal Laws here.

Lobbying Meeting with Senator Bob Casey, Jr.

Please join us on Wednesday, June 8 at 3:00pm for a lobbying meeting with Senator Casey.

A training will be held an hour prior to the call on June 8th from 2:00pm – 3:00pm.

REGISTER HERE

We will be meeting him to discuss the $555 billion climate and justice package included in the House-passed reconciliation package. This would put the country and out state on a path to meet President Biden’s ambitious climate action targets. Pennsylvania investments would include roughly $500 million to improve water infrastructure, $1 billion for clean manufacturing, $3 billion for mine and well reclamation, and $8 billion for building out a cleaner, more reliable electric grid. We cannot afford to leave that money on the table. Other key policy priorities in the package are the creation of the Civilian Climate Corps, and making the clean energy tax credits available to all families through refundability and direct pay.

Please help close the deal and pass the reconciliation legislation.

Training: June 8 from 2:00-3:00pm
Lobby Call: June 8 from 3:00-3:30pm

Register here and we look forward to your participation!

Upcoming Lobbying Meetings

June 8th: Senator Bob Casey, Jr.

Register here to join PA IPL’s virtual lobbying meeting with Senator Casey! On Wednesday, June 8 we will begin with a virtual lobbying training session from 2:00-3:00pm and then we will meet with Senator Casey from 3:00-3:30pm.


July 5th: State Representative Dan Miller

Register here to join PA IPL’s virtual lobbying meeting with State Representative Miller! On Tuesday, July 5 we will begin with a virtual lobbying training session from 10:30-11:30am and then we will meet with State Representative Miller from 11:30am-12:00pm.


July 13th: State Representative Malcolm Kenyatta

Register here to join PA IPL’s virtual lobbying meeting with State Representative Malcolm Kenyatta! On Wednesday, July 13 we will begin with a virtual lobbying training session from 10:00-11:00am and then we will meet with State Representative Kenyatta from 11:00-11:30am.


August 2nd: Council Member Kendra Brooks

Register here to join PA IPL’s virtual lobbying meeting with Council Member Brooks! On Tuesday, August 2 we will begin with a virtual lobbying training session from 9:00-10:00am and then we will meet with Council Member Brooks from 10:00-10:30am.

Tell your Senators Climate Can’t Wait!

Please take a moment to write to your Senators. Below is the template email to your members of Congress. Feel free to edit the letter on the next page before you send it, personalized letters are more effective.

Dear Senator,
As a person of faith and conscience, I believe that leaving a safe and thriving world to the next generation is a moral imperative. Climate change threatens the very life support systems that the planet provides. The issue could not be more urgent and we must invest now to shift off of fossil fuels and move rapidly to a clean energy economy.
I urge you to support big, bold investments in renewable energy, clean vehicles, environmental justice, and climate resilience by passing climate and clean energy investments through reconciliation. These investments will go a long way toward protecting our climate and rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure to meet the demands of a 21st century economy. It will also invest in rebuilding communities that have borne the brunt of pollution for too long.
Congress has a historic opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Americans for generations to come. Please support the important climate elements of the budget reconciliation bill that will protect our world and secure a more just and prosperous future for all people.
Sincerely,
[Your Name]

Let’s raise our collective voices and ensure our elected leaders get the $550 billion in climate and clean energy investments across the finish line. Email your senators and urge them to #GetClimateDone.

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