Josh Shapiro: Investigate DEP
New information revealed by Public Herald shows DEP has Committed Crimes in Failing to Respond to Fracking-Related Fracking Complaints. Here's What you can do about it.
A new report from a team of investigative journalists at Public Herald offers the clearest look yet into DEP’s lax regulation of the oil and gas industry, and the public health crisis that has ensued. Public Herald fought for three years to obtain fracking-related complaints from Pennsylvania residents. From 2004 through November 2016, the DEP received over 9,400 complaints about the effects of local drilling. Furthermore, Public Herald investigators allege the agency committed misconduct at least 177 cases of fracking- related water contamination it handled. Here is what you can do about it:
- Join us for our State of the State call this coming Tuesday at 7 PM. We will be joined by Public Herald investigators Josh Pribanic and Melissa Troutman. To see the full program, and to RSVP, check out our Facebook event page. You can also view call details at the bottom of this email.
- Sign our petition calling on Attorney General Josh Shapiro to investigate DEP. Getting tough on frackers was part of Attorney General Shapiro’s campaign platform. Now, he has to make good on that promise.
- If you belong to a group, sign on to our coalition letter to AG Shapiro. Please note this letter is for groups; individuals should sign the above petition.
Full rundown of our State of the State Call:
Join PAF for our statewide call on March 7th at 7:00 pm when we will discuss the state of PA with respect to fracking and its related infrastructure. We’ll also look at how our state government has promoted this industry at the expense of the health and wellbeing of its citizens. We will be joined by Public Herald’s Josh Pribanic and Mellissa Troutman who will discuss their three year investigation into the misconduct of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) that has enabled and shielded the gas industry instead of fulfilling its prime mission of protecting the environment and people of PA.
We're using a really easy to navigate videoconferencing service called Zoom. If you'd like to join us on your computer (recommended, so you can see presenters and the information they're showing), use this link:
If you won't be in front of a computer, you can always call in by dialing:
Code: 637 141 990
Can't get on the call? You can read Public Herald's report here.