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Closing the Hazardous Waste Loophole

September 15, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We will be focusing on an important risk to public health in our communities, and what we can do to help. For the last 3 decades, oil and gas companies have taken advantage of a loophole in state laws governing the disposal of toxic drilling waste. Despite oil and gas waste presenting a hazard, the loophole exempts them from following hazardous waste protocols, while other industries operating in the state are required to follow hazardous waste protocols. This means that dangerous pollutants are being disposed of in our communities, without any accountability. The disposal of oil and gas waste is not limited to communities where fracking is actively taking place. Landfills across the state are accepting this harmful, radioactive, material. State Representative Sara Innamorato (D-Allegheny) and Senator Katie Muth (D-Berks, Chester, Montgomery) have introduced legislation to prevent this waste from entering municipal landfills and waterways, but it needs your support. Join us in learning more about this issue, and how you can help support a bill that will ensure the protection of our communities from this waste.