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Representative Vitali and Committee Members: Good morning. My name is Leann Leiter. I am the Earthworks Field Advocate for Pennsylvania and Ohio. Earthworks is a national nonprofit organization committed to protecting communities and the environment from the impacts of mining and energy development while seeking sustainable solutions.

I live in Washington County—the most heavily-fracked county in this state—so I am both professionally and personally familiar with the range of impacts of the gas industry on air, water, land, and quality of life.

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