Apr 15: Public hearing on fracking in County parks

Concerned about having Fracking under Deer Lakes Park?  (and possibly the start of fracking under all of our county parks)?  Rich Fitzgerald wants approval to frack under OUR county parks!  Allegheny County Council will soon vote on Ordinance number 8182-14 (see below) which will grant him that power!

A total of 8 NO votes (or abstentions) are needed to stop fracking from starting in our parks!  There are 15 council members, one from each district and 2 at-large members.

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!  Attend and speak at the April 15th County Council public hearing.  You can speak for up to 3 minutes if you preregister by Monday afternoon at 4:30, but even just attending sends a message!

Tuesday April 15th 5pm at the County Courthouse (436 Grant Street Gold Room 4th floor).  You can register online or via phone at (412) 350- 6490 (by 4:30 p.m. on Monday).

Whether or not you can attend the meeting, please make your council member and the 2 at-large members aware of your opposition to fracking under the county parks.  Write or call them.
All Council members email addresses and phone contacts 

Ordinance Number 8182-14:

An Ordinance of the County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, authorizing the leasing of the County’s interests in the oil, natural gas and other hydrocarbons from all formations deeper than six hundred and fifty feet (650’) above the top of the Tully Formation underlying Deer Lakes Park on the condition that no drilling activity to extract oil, natural gas and other hydrocarbons shall be conducted anywhere on the surface of Deer Lakes Park.

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