On Tuesday August 20 join concerned residents from across Allegheny County as we launch a new campaign to stop fracking in Allegheny County parks.  Since industry-bankrolled County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced plans earlier this year to open up Deer Lakes Park for drilling, a broad coalition including Shadbush, Marcellus Protest, South Hills Area Against Dangerous Drilling, and other organizers from across Allegheny County, has come together to keep our parks for the people!

Next week we will take this demand directly to County Council, which is expected to decide on the issue in the coming months.  We will hold a press conference to kick off the campaign and then deliver public comments in defense of our parks at the council meeting.

Tuesday August 20

County Courthouse, 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

3:30pm: Press Conference to launch County Parks Campaign

5:00pm: County Council Meeting (public comments taken at the end)

You can sign up to speak against fracking our parks during the public comment period here http://www.county.allegheny.pa.us/council/meetings/recomm.asp. Your request to speak MUST be in no later than 24 hours BEFORE the Aug. 20. Each speaker has up to 3 minutes to speak. You will not be alone!

For more information about the issue check out these articles in the Post Gazette and Trib

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