Morning Times, Sayre, PA
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
CANTON — When U.S. Rep. Chris Carney, D-Dimock,) visited Canton on Tuesday, he spoke at length and in detail about the reasons behind his decision to vote for HR 3962, the House of Representatives version of the health care reform bill — a vote unpopular with many in attendance.
Questions about federal oversight of natural gas drilling, however, were met with more hesitant answers.
When Joan Gustin of Towanda asked Carney about the Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals (FRAC) Act, he stated that he has not yet reached an opinion, and later told the Morning Times that he and his staff are “looking more closely at the language of the act.”
Carney lives in Dimock! Why can't he decide to vote for the FRAC Act???
Write to Congressman Carney and tell him you want him to support the FRAC Act NOW!!!
The piece of legislation, which is one printed page in length, would remove a paragraph of the 2005 Safe Drinking Water Act that exempts hydraulic fracturing from federal oversight.
“We want to be sure we protect the water and the land here. We live in northeast Pennsylvania because we love it here. We think it’s a beautiful place (and) we don’t want to ruin that,” he said.
“But we have a unique opportunity to not only realize some wealth for the region — a region that that has recently been somewhat distressed — but also to make a great contribution to national energy needs,” he added. “So that’s also part of the equation that I’m thinking about.” ...
Does this mean that Carney is willing to sacrifice safe drinking water for "some wealth for the region"? Let's find out!
Ask Congressman Carney if he's OK with permanently contaminating clean healthy aquifers! Ask Congressman Carney if he's OK with compromising his constituents' health, safety and well being, as well as their property values, their livelihoods and investments, by refusing to insist that drillers drill responsibly and take responsibility for the damage they create when they don't!
TELL CONGRESSMAN CARNEY YOU WANT HIM TO SUPPORT THE FRAC ACT!
TELL HIM YOU SUPPORT FULL DISCLOSURE OF THE NEUROTOXINS AND CARCINOGENS BEING INJECTED INTO PEOPLE'S PROPERTY AND LIVES!
Use the links in the sidebar at the left to write to Congressman Carney today!
Link to the complete article HERE.
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