PennFuture: New oil drilling freeze passed in House

A message from Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future:

Thanks to your voice, HB 2235, which would put a three year freeze on new leases for gas drilling in state forests, was passed by the House yesterday by a vote of 157-33! In addition to the freeze on new deep drilling leases in our state forests, the legislation would give the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) discretion to decide if state forests can withstand additional drilling, and requires the agency to compile a yearly report on the impact of drilling in state forests.
Your legislator was among those who voted to protect our precious natural resources. Please take a moment to send them a quick thank you for their leadership, by clicking here.
This vital legislation now moves on to the State Senate, so we’ll be back in touch to ask you to contact your senator about this legislation as well. 
Thanks again for your support and swift action. We could not have done it without you.


Christine Knapp
Director of Outreach

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