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Eighteen Democrats from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Write Letter of Disagreement to Pennsylvania Democratic Party

As we previously reported in June, the Pennsylvania Democratic Party voted to pass a resolution supporting a statewide moratorium on hydraulic fracturing.  We recently learned that on June 15, 2013, eighteen Democrats from Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives (including House Minority leader Frank Dermody) wrote a letter to the Pennsylvania Democratic Party expressing their concern regarding the Party’s vote to support a statewide moratorium, specifically stating that it was “short sighted and ignores the many positive impacts Pennsylvania is experiencing due to the growth of the natural gas industry in this state.”  The letter goes on to say that the authors “believe that a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing is not in the best interest of the Commonwealth or the citizens of Pennsylvania.”