California Borough, a municipality in Washington County situated along the Monongahela River, will hold a public hearing for their new draft zoning ordinance on Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at 5:30 pm in the Municipal Building. Sections 407 and 421 address compressor stations and unconventional gas wells.
There is currently no active drilling within the Borough - home to California University of Pennsylvania, The Village Early Childhood Education Center, and California Area School District - and this is the Council's first time writing an ordinance to regulate the industry. Residents have been meeting to discuss needed changes to the ordinance with the support of the Center for Coalfield Justice and the broader Protect Our Children coalition.
Here's how you can help: if you or someone you know lives in the area, make a plan to get to the public hearing. You can also sign and share this petition, which will be delivered to Borough Council Members.
For more information, contact Sarah Martik at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-229-3550x.1!