Communities across Western Pennsylvania remain vulnerable to the impacts of fracking and fossil fuel infrastructure projects, even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Local land use rules are sacrosanct to local government. That essential local authority has been underscored, multiple times, by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. And yet, there remain some local communities that have woefully outdated oil and gas ordinances on the books—and others without any at all.
On September 24, Lisa Graves Marcucci from Environmental Integrity Project, Robin Martin from Food & Water Watch, and Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania organizer Vanessa Lynch will demystify local government engagement, explain how to ensure local land use rules are understood and implemented effectively, and discuss best practices for organizing as a community in order to become part of the decision-making process.
This webinar series is sponsored by Environmental Integrity Project, Food & Water Watch, and Moms Clean Air Force.