As pro-life evangelical Christians, we proclaim that all life is sacred from the moment of conception.
But, 25% of babies who live less than 1 mile from natural gas facilities are born premature and have higher rates of birth defects.
Here in Pennsylvania, over 300,000 of our children attend school within 1/2 mile from these facilities. Fugitive methane and other leaking chemicals will cause over 30,000 additional asthma attacks in our kids if we don’t reduce the links. And new studies prove the natural gas industry leaks at least 5x the amount of methane reported to the state.
Nothing is more valuable than our children's future, but the fixes to prevent these releases are actually simple and inexpensive.
As pro-life Christians, we want the air that we breathe to be safe for our children. Leaks in our natural gas infrastructure spew out toxic pollutants that place God's creation and our families - especially children, pregnant mothers, and the unborn - in harm's way. We call on Governor Wolf and the Pennsylvania General Assembly to defend our unborn children by fixing leaks in our natural gas production and transportation facilities.