Resolution in Support of
The Declaration of the Right of Communities to Water
WHEREAS, municipalities of the Commonwealth have a responsibility to act to protect the health safety, and welfare of their citizens; and
WHEREAS, healthy, untainted water from natural sources is one of this community’s most valuable assets; and
WHEREAS, just government is ever at the consent of the governed, and the People of this community do not consent to industrial damage to their natural water supply nor to disposal of waste water from gas extraction into their streams and aquifers; and
WHEREAS, a denial of local self-governing authority by the State on behalf of gas extraction corporations that will reap private profit from behavior destructive to the common good is unjust, illegitimate and beyond the authority of the State; then
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that (name of municipality, organization or individual(s)) supports including the Right of Communities to Water in the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, that we endorse The Declaration of the Right of Communities to Water as presented by the Northwestern chapter of the Pennsylvania Community Rights Network, , and that we do hereby become a signatory to that Declaration.