Saturday, April 17, 2010

Rally To Save Our Forests

Start your day by making a difference, and join us for a rally to support our remarkable state forests on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 from 9-10AM at the Governor's office (301 Fifth Avenue).

You will hear from:

Jan Jarrett, PennFuture President and CEO
Doug Shields, Pittsburgh City Council Member
Lisa Brown, Director of Operations and Outreach, Nine Mile Run Watershed Association
Tom Hoffman, Western Pennsylvania Director, Clean Water Action

Currently the state legislature is moving forward with a budget plan that relies on new natural gas drilling leases on state forest land to cover the budget shortfall - threatening our public natural resources and compromising public access to our forest land. We need forest heroes- our legislators and Governor Rendell must pledge not to support a budget that relies in drilling in forests. Instead, they need to enact a gas extraction impact fee to pay for the damage to natural resources and communities that drilling causes. Our legislators need to support the impact fee and the Save our Forests legislation (HB 2235), which puts a five year freeze on new deep natural gas drilling leases in state forests.Gather your friends and come downtown to show your support for protecting our state forests.If you'd like to attend this event, click here.

Best wishes, and let me know if you have any questions.
Joylette Portlock
Ph.D.Western Pennsylvania Outreach Coordinator
Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future (PennFuture)

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