June 11, 2009

Legislators, Groups Push Natural Gas Severance Tax. Jan Jarrett, PennFuture, leads a group of legislators, agencies, local government and environmental groups in supporting enactment of a natural gas severance tax that includes dedicated funding for environmental programs. Click here for more information. Also speaking at the event were:
Rep. Todd Eachus, House Majority Leader
Rep. Bud George, Majority Chair House Environmental Committee
Rep. David Levdansky, Majority Chair House Finance Committee
Rep. Greg Vitali
Sen. Andrew Dinniman
Doug Austen, Fish and Boat Commission
Ed Troxell, PA State Assn. of Boroughs

Out Of The Ground Documentary. Andy McAllister, Watershed Coordinator with the Western Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation, not only does a great job working with watershed groups in Western Pennsylvania, he has also developed a second skill-- film making.
His new film "Out of the Ground," documents how Pittsburgh and its neighboring regions in western Pennsylvania have been profoundly shaped by coal mining for over 100 years. For more information, visit the Out Of The Ground Facebook page.