On Monday, our friend Liz Arnold interrupted the final PA Governor’s Debate to ask the candidates to address the question of fracking in Pennsylvania. The PA state Democratic party platform supports a moratorium on fracking, yet all four of the Democratic candidates for governor still do not acknowledge the health and climate consequences of natural gas extraction.
The interruption did not come out of nowhere. Liz and her fellow activists from PA Voters Against Fracking have been trying to reach the candidates since November, attending nearly every public campaign event and talking with talking with staffers multiple times. Yet the candidates continue to ignore the concerns of communities impacted by fracking.
You can learn more about Liz’s motivation to fight fracking by reading her blogpost here: