Alliance of moms, religious groups criticize efforts to block new oil and gas rules

  • Elana Gordon, WHYY

Pennsylvania Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware County, speaks at Our Lady of Angels Convent in Aston, calling for tighter air pollution restrictions on oil and gas operations.

Emma Lee / Newsworks

Pennsylvania Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware County, speaks at Our Lady of Angels Convent in Aston, calling for tighter air pollution restrictions on oil and gas operations.


It might seem like an unusual alliance, but leaders on both sides of the abortion debate are teaming up behind a common cause: more regulations on oil and gas drilling in Pennsylvania.
“Pro-life is not a matter of just worrying about an unborn child, or about ending pregnancy, it’s about caring for life from the moment of conception until natural death,” said the Rev. Mitch Hescox with the Evangelical Environmental Network.
Hescox, who’s based in York County and is launching a Pro-Life Clean Energy Campaign in the state, joined several Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, members of Moms Clean Air Force and state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky at Our Lady of Angels Convent in Aston to outline their objectives. Read more at Newsworks.org

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