Jan.10, 2014: GREAT NEWS - citing "overwhelming support," Poloncarz BANS FRACKING IN ERIE COUNTY!
Thank you, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz for listening to the science and your constituents and signing the bipartisan bill!
Previous Dec. 13, 2013 posting on Facebook said:
"We did it! After a year of tireless organizing, we've passed a fracking ban on Erie County-owned lands — and we've banned toxic fracking wastewater from entering our county. This was a landslide victory, with 9 out of the 11 legislators voting in support of the ban.
Without all of your hard work, this never could have happened. We'd also like to thank the bill sponsor, County Chair Betty Jean Grant, who stood on the side of the people and protected our air, land and water by introducing this bill. Please leave a sincere message of thanks on her Facebook wall!"