Contact: Anthony Campisi
PennFuture and Conservation Voters of PA Applaud Governor Shapiro's Fracking Chemical Transparency Policy
PennFuture and Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania applaud Governor Josh Shapiro for following through with a sensible policy on transparency in drilling and hydraulic fracturing:
We have long advocated for the disclosure of chemicals used in new wells, but until now, the industry has yet to tell Pennsylvanians what they may be exposed to.
While this change does not directly benefit the communities affected, it is a step towards transparency for public health officials, medical researchers, and households throughout Pennsylvania. This win highlights the fact that the fracking industry will not act responsibly on its own, and that well-informed, health-protective public policies are necessary.
We urge the DEP to ensure the PPC plans posted on its website and the inventory of chemicals are easily accessible to the public. Pennsylvanians also deserve to know from DEP about the fossil fuel industry's compliance with the directive.