The Municipal Ordinance Project:
Protecting Communities from the Harms of Fracking
With pro-drilling politicians in power in Harrisburg, the best chance for stopping the fracking industry is by empowering local leaders to enforce local regulations to protect their communities. A Food & Water Watch initiative called the Municipal Ordinance Project (MOP) is designed to work with communities to develop protective zoning ordinances.
What MOP Does
Identify municipalities that don’t have ordinances that appropriately address land uses issues tied to fracking operations.
Engage with local government and citizens to enact ordinances that are protective of the whole community by limiting the scope of the adverse health and safety impacts caused by drilling.
Organize local citizens to become effective advocates for the enactment of appropriate ordinances and to sustain long-term citizen engagement and empowerment.