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'We Are Not Free' - Pennsylvania Sues Communities for Banning Frack Waste

April 3, 2017

 From our friends at Public Herald:

 

http://publicherald.org/not-free-pennsylvania-sues-communities-banning-frack-waste/

 

Grant Township in Indiana County, PA enacted a municipal charter establishing a bill of rights granting certain environmental and democratic rights which include the right to ban fracking waste-water injection wells. Then the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection sued the township. 

 

"All residents of Grant Township, along with natural communities and ecosystems within the Township, possess the right to clean air, water, and soil, which shall include the right to be free from activities which may pose potential risks to clean air, water, and soil within the Township, including the depositing of waste from oil and gas extraction. – Article I, Section 104, Grant Township Bill of Rights"

 

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