On EARTH DAY, Thursday, April 22nd, activists from organizations including the Green Party of PA, Citizens for Clean Water, NoDrill NEPA, Energy Justice Network, Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition, and others, will gather outside each of the regional offices of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to call as one for the following demands:
- An immediate moratorium on all horizontal hydrofracturing (“fracking”) in the Commonwealth, including our state forests and floodplains,
- An immediate freeze on all new Marcellus Shale drilling permits throughout Pennsylvania,
- The immediate suspension of the authority of the Delaware River Basin Commission and the Susquehanna River Basin Commission to approve drilling-related water withdrawals anywhere in Pennsylvania – and, if necessary,
- The unconditional resignation of DEP Secretary John Hanger.
Speakers & activities will commence at 12:00 noon at the
DEP Regional Offices
2 E. Main Street, Norristown
located one block from the Norristown Transportation Center — easily accessible via the Norristown High Speed Line from 69th Street and the R6 Regional Rail.