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Marcellus Shale Scorecard

Marcellus Shale Scorecard

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PA environmental groups rate Harrisburg legislators on their Marcellus shale votes.
PA environmental groups rate Harrisburg legislators on their Marcellus shale votes.

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2011-2012 PA Marcellus Shale Scorecard - Page 1
 
2011-2012 PA Marcellus Shale Scorecard - Page 2
Clean Water Action, Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, PennEnvironment, and Sierra Club present the2011-2012 Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale Scorecard, a permanent record that scores every Pennsylvaniastate legislator on votes cast during the debate and passage of House Bill 1950, now known as Act 13 of 2012.
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that leaves our communities, our health, and our environment at continued risk.
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near schools, day care centers, hospitals, and homes. This also overturns existing local zoning ordinances that protect residents from gas development
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water, including set backs that allow gas drilling to occur as close as 500 feet from our schoolsand homes.
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face devastating budget cuts.Traditionally, our scorecards rate and record votes spanning a variety of environmental issues. Because of the magnitude of the impact that HB 1950 will have on all Pennsylvanians, we believe it critical that thepublic be fully informed of the actions of their state legislators on this bill. To that end, we present this un-
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issues. Key votes in the Scorecard include amendments to restore municipal control of zoning, increasethe set back distance from structures, raise the amount of the impact fee, and ensure replaced watermeets Safe Drinking Water Act standards.
 SCORING THE MARCELLUS SHALE
2011-2012 Marcellus Scorecard Committee:
Myron Arnowitt - Pennsylvania State Director, Clean Water ActionThomas Au - Conservation Chair, Sierra Club Pennsylvania ChapterAndrew Blum - Field Director, Conservation Voters of PAAdam Garber - Field Director, PennEnvironmentSteve Hvozdovich - Marcellus Campaign Director, Clean Water ActionDavid Masur - Executive Director, PennEnvironmentJosh McNeil - Executive Director, Conservation Voters of PAJeff Schmidt - Director, Sierra Club Pennsylvania ChapterErika Staaf - Clean Water Advocate, PennEnvironmentCover photo by Mark Schmerling
 
2011-2012 PA Marcellus Shale Scorecard - Page 3
42 State Representatives and 14 State Senators earned perfect 100% scores.These environmental champions include: 
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municipal rights only days before voting in favor of the bill.
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to praise those legislators who stood up for public health or to demand explanation from those who votedagainst the public interest.
Sierra Club Pennsylvania Chapter
www.pennsylvania.sierraclub.org www.facebook.com/PASierraClubwww.twitter.com/SierraClubPA717.232.0101
PennEnvironment
www.pennenvironment.org www.facebook.com/PennEnvironmentwww.twitter.com/PennEnvironment215.732.5897
Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania
www.conservationpa.org www.facebook.com/ConservationPAwww.twitter.com/ConservationPA215.564.3350
Clean Water Action
www.cleanwateraction.org/pawww.facebook.com/CleanWaterActionwww.twitter.com/CleanH2OPA412.765.3053

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