In 2017, we resolve to get to know our neighbors and community leaders better. We need unity now to protect our communities from potential harms from fracking operations. This is crucial as we face a new Presidential Administration together.
The our elected officials and policymakers need to hear that our families must have protections from harmful air pollution from the oil and gas industry for the sake of our health.
Natural gas development (fracking) creates air pollution, including methane and volatile organic compounds, throughout the entire process of production, processing and transport. These pollutants are hazardous to our health; they include known carcinogens, toxins that can damage the lungs, heart, and central nervous system, and smog-forming compounds that aggravate respiratory diseases such as asthma. Children are especially vulnerable. In Pittsburgh alone, the asthma rate is nearly double the national average.
Your neighbors are gathering to meet their elected officials as well as religious leaders, air quality and public health experts, and other community leaders. There will be opportunities to share your story with decision-makers and on video! We will be recording stories to share with Governor Wolf, the incoming Environmental Protection Agency, and Senators Casey and Toomey.
Speak out! Join us Thursday, January 26th.
Share your thoughts and experiences. Make a difference.