Sierra Club
Sierra Club Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 12, 2012
The Sierra Club
Contact: Jason Pitt: 202.675.6272

Pennsylvania Sierra Club Exposes the Truth of New Fracking Law
Releases Mythbuster Factsheet to Reveal the Ugly Facts of the New Pro-Drilling Law

Harrisburg—Today the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Sierra Club launched a new tool in the fight against the Mad Rush to Drill Act or Act 13.  The Mad Rush to Drill Act Mythbuster Factsheet is designed to not only discredit industry talking points but also cite specific pieces of the law that promote dangerous fracking practices.

“As the industry looks to begin fracking in other states it is important for everyone to know what is happening in Pennsylvania,” said Deb Nardone, Director of Sierra Club’s Natural Gas Reform Campaign.  “This new law shows how deep industry claws are dug into Pennsylvania.  The PA mythbuster resource provides the facts that every state with potential for fracking should read before they let this dangerous industry take control.”

“Pennsylvanians deserve to know the truth about what the future of the state will look like with this fracking law in place,” said Jeff Schmidt, Director of Sierra Club’s Pennsylvania Chapter. “The gas industry and the law’s supporters like to make claims that it promotes safe and responsible drilling but the text of the law shows the very opposite.  This resource gives the public the facts they need to fight back against this terrible law and protect the health of our communities and environment from fracking.”

The Mad Rush to Drill Act Mythbuster Factsheet provides the truth on fracking fluid disclosure requirements, municipal rights, setbacks of fracking from houses and many others.  The Mythbuster Factsheet can be found here.

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