Earlier today, I delivered the following testimony on the DRBC fracking ban and impacts on equal justice to the Pennsylvania House State Government Committee. The testimony of other witnesses will follow in guest posts.
My name is Thomas J. Shepstone and I’m a professional planner from Northeast Pennsylvania. I have over 40 years of experience working with communities throughout the Commonwealth. I also represent numerous private clients, including some in the natural gas industry. I publish a blog advocating for natural gas development in our region. Finally, I’m a landowner with a natural gas lease that has been in limbo for nearly a decade.
Like those who spoke before me, I am here today for justice; equal justice under law. Those of us who reside and have to make a living in the Delaware River Basin have been denied that justice by a Delaware River Basin Commission usurping what is your authority. It’s your job to reassert your authority and protect us from what is a purely political power play.