Immediately after I posted this – before lunch, on the day the article was published – it was shared by 6 different friends on FaceBook, and leading Marcellus activist John Trallo had forwarded it to his considerable listserv. It was also immediately and publicly endorsed by Maria Payan, Director at Peach Bottom Concerned Citizens Group, a tireless (and I mean tireless) voice for We The People of PA.
Please contact your State Assembly candidates. This is a positive action, and does not disproportionately benefit either side of any given issue. Rather, it puts DEP’s Sec under OUR control, like Attorney General and Auditor General.
I will keep you posted on all responses I receive to the following, if any.
From: Steve Todd
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Subject: Open Letter requesting position statements regarding Rep White’s bills HB 2606 and HB2607
Date: Sat, 8 Sep 2012 13:37:14 +0000
Dear candidates for my State Senator and Representative:
I strongly support Rep White’s bills – HB 2606 and HB2607 – to “amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to change the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)’s appointed secretary position to a commissioner post elected by Pennsylvanians,” with a two-term limit, as cited in the link below.
I look forward to lobbying hard for its passage, beginning today by my sending this Open Letter requesting position statements, to all four major-party candidates for my State Senator and Representative, and the local press. I trust the address I found for McNally for Senate will find it’s way to candidate McNally. If not, please let me know.
If you agree with Rep White and me, that: “Campaign donations and political motivations should never drown out scientific facts,” please consider doing the same.
Thank you for your consideration.
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