On Thursday the State Senate will vote to approve the final passage of two regulations that will help protect Pennsylvania’s waterways from the consequences of Marcellus Shale drilling and pollution created by development. The first regulation, the Wastewater Treatment Requirements, would require drillers to reduced the number of total dissolved solids in drilling wastewater to drinking water quality levels before it can be released back into streams and rivers. The second resolution, Erosion and Sediment Control, would require companies to maintain a 150 feet vegetation buffer between any development and Pennsylvania’s best streams and rivers.
Polluters across the state are fighting against the passage of these clean water regulations, and we need your help to fight back. Please contact your state senator before the vote at 12pm on Thursday to voice your support for these regulations.
Learn more – check out PennFuture’s “Take Action to Protect Clean Water”