Penn Township: Court Appearance and Press Conference

April 9, 2018 - 8:45am
Protect PT
Westmoreland County Courthouse
2 N Main Street
Greensburg, PA 15601
United States

Protect PT has challenged the Penn Township "Mineral Extraction Overlay" zoning decision. The hearing of their case will begin on April 9 at 9:00am. A press conference has been called for 8:45am in the courtyard. Protect PT would appreciate a public show of support..

Scheduled speakers at the press conference are:
  • Gillian Graber, Executive Director of Protect PT speaking about why Protect PT’s challenge is chiefly about our constitutional right to clean air and water.
  • Dr. Thomas Daniels, Professor of City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania, speaking about the incompatibility of fracking outside industrial zones.
  • Dr. Ned Ketyer, MD, a Fellow with the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health, speaking about the impacts on the health of residents from fracking.

Please join us by holding signs and talking to media about the topics relevant to our messaging in this important press event. This challenge is one that is mirrored throughout our region and we have all encountered similar fights in our communities. Given our cases similarity to other cases in the region including the Gorsline v. Board of Supervisors of Fairfield Township case currently being decided in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, we want to get as many people involved as we can.