Delaware Riverkeeper Network to Hold Community Meeting on Fracking Ordinance
You are invited to join Delaware Riverkeeper Network at a community meeting January 12 to review the fracking ordinance proposed by Newtown, Wrightstown and Upper Makefield Townships.
When: Thursday, January 12, 7:30 pm
Where: Newtown Friends Meeting House
219 Court St., Newtown, PA 18940
Newtown, Wrightstown and Upper Makefield Townships are considering adopting a gas and oil drilling amendment to the Joint Municipal Zoning Ordinance that the three municipalities share. The “fracking” amendment would regulate gas and oil drilling in certain areas in the municipalities. Delaware Riverkeeper Network has reviewed the proposed ordinance based on its Municipal Guidebook “Defending the Environmental Rights of Pennsylvania Communities from Shale Gas Development – Strategies for Residents and Local Officials”.
Delaware Riverkeeper Network’s Attorney Jordan Yeager will present a detailed review of the draft ordinance, followed by a question and answer session. Attorney Yeager argued the case for municipal and environmental rights that resulted in the state Supreme Court striking down major portions of gas industry-favorite Act 13 which preempted municipal zoning of oil and gas development. He is Partner and Chair of the Environmental and Public Sector Section at Curtin & Heefner LLP in Doylestown, Bucks County PA, has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, and is the recipient of the Clean Water Fund’s Florence Nielson Environmental Leadership Award.
Free and open to the public.
All welcome! Come to learn and discuss!