Barb—on hydrofracking and our water supply

As a former owner of a water conditioning company, I know how toxins can adversely affect the quality of our water supply.

Gas companies employing a form of drilling known as “hydrofracking” have contaminated PA’s water supply with benzene, toluene, formaldehyde and other dangerous contaminants in the process; dumped under-treated wastewater in rivers and streams from the Monongahela to Neshaminy Creek.

The drilling happening across Pennsylvania will continue to affect our environment as long as Pennsylvania allows gas companies to drill wherever they want. At this point, our Governor wants to take away a local municipality’s right to create zoning ordinances to curb fracking activity, and the legislature refuses to impose an impact fee on the gas industry to help pay for future environmental consequences. So once again, taxpayers will be left with the clean-up bill.

That’s why I signed a petition to The Pennsylvania State House, The Pennsylvania State Senate, and Governor Tom Corbett.

Will you sign this petition?

Please click and sign now:

Barbara McIlvaine Smith