Aug 17: City Marcellus ban proposed

City Council member Doug Shields will hold a press conference to announce his intention to introduce legislation that will ban corporations from drilling for natural gas within the city. Drafted in part by the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, the “Pittsburgh’s Community Protection from Natural Gas Extraction Ordinance” would make it unlawful for any corporation to engage in drilling in the city. “Many people think that this is only about gas drilling. It’s not – it’s about our authority as a municipal community to say “no” to corporations that will cause damage to our community. It’s about our right to local self-government.”
11 a.m. in room 510 of the City-County Building, 414 Grant St. Pittsburgh , PA 15219

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