Contact your PA legislators and say No override on HB1100!
The PA Fracking Promotion Bill? VETOED by Gov. Wolf !
Calls needed NOW to PA Legislators to kill the bill!
Your calls and letters have done it! PA Governor Wolf followed through on his promise and has vetoed the horrendous HB1100 fracking promotion bill. But Legislators in Harrisburg have vowed to override his veto with a 2/3 majority vote.
Please call your legislator and tell them you want the veto to prevail, you want them to stand strong, you want them to oppose any attempt to override Gov. Wolf’s veto, and allow this bad bill to die!
Background on PA HB1100: It makes over a billion dollars available in tax credits to the petrochemical industry. This type of subsidy spurred Shell to site the cracker plant to produce plastics in Beaver County and is being touted by Legislators for developing methanol plants in Northeastern PA, among other methane-fueled projects such as the processing of ammonia, and urea for fertilizer from PA shale gas. Read the bill here: https://bit.ly/2OJ9iR7
This bill means disaster for PA communities, the environment, and economy because:
- We do not need more fracking, more pollution from shale gas development, more processing of petrochemicals to make the plastics the globe is drowning in or more chemicals and fertilizers to pollute our land and water.
- HB1100 is one of a package of shale gas promotion bills (“Energize PA”) introduced by the Republican majority Legislature to incentivize new petrochemical and energy plants using shale gas from PA. The Department of Revenue estimates a cost to the taxpayer of about $22 million per plant per year, until 2050. The insult of taxpayers having to foot the bill for more ruinous fracking is being added to the injury communities and the environment are suffering from shale gas. We will not accept this!
- Pennsylvania needs a new green economy that supports clean water and air to replace fracking and petrochemicals. Clean renewable energy and a just transition for workers from jobs that make them sick to healthy and family-supporting employment is the future we want.
Thank you for taking action to save Pennsylvania from more fracking, more pollution!