We want a "peace economy" that creates jobs, invests in our communities, restores and improves public services, saves the environment, and builds the infrastucture. We urge you to sign the petition at www.jobs-not-wars.org that calls for an end to the austerity and militarism that this Congress and Administration seem intent on.
Governor Corbett and his legislative pals want to end townships' historic right to control their own zoning. That would mean that local government can't tell the fracking industry to go away. A bill to this effect may be introduced in the legislature early next week. Call your senator or representative and tell him or her that you want local control preserved and fracking to stop. Fracking is bad in so many ways: it poisons our water, it causes natural gas to enter drinking water wells, its heavy equipment destroys country roads, it may cause earthquakes, it destroys the environment. But the Governor and his pals continue to do the bidding of the industry. One must wonder why.