As a Pennsylvanian who cares about the safety of the water we drink and use in our daily lives, as well as the cost of health care, I urge you to stop plans to push legislation that would threaten both.
Drilling wastewater contains dangerous chemicals and threatens the water supply that people use to drink, cook, wash and more. Allowing these toxins to be spilled (SB 790) without making the companies report it endangers me, my family and my community. It rolls back some 20 years of protections for our water supply and erosion and sediment control permitting requirements.
In addition, forcing insurance companies to pay out-of-network doctors directly (HB564) would reduce my access to care and increase healthcare costs for me. My government should be expanding healthcare access for me while lowering my out-of-pocket costs, not the opposite!
I urge you to start 2020 off right by putting me, my family and my community first, not wealthy special interests.
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