Gov. Corbett (E-PA) has proposed lifting the state's moratorium on leasing public lands to gas drillers -- because he's got a hole in his budget, see, one that couldn't possibly be plugged with, say, a higher tax rate on millionaire income, one that can only be plugged by letting gas drillers come in and frack their way to big profits for them and dirty water for the rest of us. Gas drillers have already leased about half of Pennsylvania's state forests, though they haven't drilled much there, possibly because flammable tap water and wastewater geysers tend to be unpopular. But never fear: Gov. Corbett says "Nobody's going to see the difference." This guy's priceless! From calling a gas drilling impact fee "un-American" to speculating that gay marriage could be a lot like brother-sister marriage to "Nobody's going to see the difference," I can't imagine how this guy could be re-elected -- though I suppose his gas drilling cronies buy him another term. Penn Environment helps you demand that Gov. Corbett keep Pennsylvania's state forests safe from gas drilling.
Meanwhile, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell the EPA to set strong limits on carbon emissions, then Public Citizen provides one more. The EPA has proposed limiting carbon emissions from new coal and natural gas plants; you may want them to limit carbon emissions from old ones as well, and you're free to tell them so. The forces of corporatism stand ready to tell us that carbon regulations will kill jobs (who do they think will enforce and comply with the regulations, robots?) and hike energy prices (the corporations will do that anyway, with or without a pretext), but none of that will matter very much if the average temperature keeps rising and extreme weather events become more frequent. Just remember that our most visible climate change opponent, Sen. Inhofe of Oklahoma, tells us he was on board with reducing climate change until he realized how much it would cost, and out of the other side of his mouth he calls climate change a "hoax." Look, it's either a hoax or it's going to cost too much; it can't be both. And the only folks it will "cost too much" are overpaid CEOs.