COALITION MEETS WITH AUDITOR GENERAL

TO DISCUSS CLIMATE CHANGE

On April 11, PA Auditor General Eugene DePasquale and members of his staff working on a report on the state's response to climate change met with the Better Path Coalition to hear personal stories, scientific data, and important perspectives on shale gas development's role in it.

Our speakers, in the order they spoke, were:

Karen Feridun, Founder of Berks Gas Truth and Co-Founder of the Better Path Coalition
Karen Gdula and Barb Goblick, Beaver County neighbors of the home that was destroyed when the Revolution pipeline exploded.

Thaddeus Popovich, Allegheny Clean Air Now, Protect Franklin Park, and Beaver County Marcellus Awareness Community

Tracy Carluccio, Deputy Director, Delaware Riverkeeper Network

Laurie Barr, Save Our Streams PA

Karen Frock, RDA

Laura Dagley, Registered Nurse and Medical Advocacy Coordinator for Physicians for Social Responsibility Pennsylvania

Rebecca Britton, Member of the Downingtown Area School Board and Founder of the Uwchlan Safety Coalition

Ellen Gerhart, Camp White Pine

Reverend Jerry Lee Miller, Lancaster Against Pipelines

Rachel Mark, Interfaith Power and Light

We provided the Auditor General and his staff copies of our remarks and supporting documents. 

Opening Statement - Karen Feridun

Pipeline Explosion September 10, 2018 and the Subsequent Impact - Karen Gdula & Barb Goblick

Natural Gas Is Not a Bridge Fuel -  Tracy Carluccio

Pipeline Protest Bills Introduced in PA, Inspired by ALEC - Ellen Gerhart

Inter-relatedness and Climate Change - Rachel Mark

Supporting Documents

Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking (Unconventional Gas and Oil Extraction)

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Associated with Projected Future Marcellus Shale Development, PSE Healthy Energy prepared for Delaware Riverkeeper Network

Pennsylvania’s Failure to Produce Clean Power: Global Warming from Natural Gas, Pennsylvanians Against Fracking Position Statement

Grubert, E.A. and Brandt, A.R., Three Considerations for Modeling Natural Gas System Methane Emissions in Life Cycle Assessment , (author pre-print), Journal of Cleaner Production, v 222, June 10, 2019

Questions? Contact us at betterpathpa@gmail.com    

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