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Friday, August 8, 2014

Earthworks: PA's regulation of oil/gas industry falls far short

Environmental non-profit Earthworks has issued a detailed report on the state of natural gas regulation in Pennsylvania.

Blackout in the Gas Patch: How Pennsylvania Residents are Left in the Dark on Health and Enforcement finds that " Pennsylvania’s oversight of the gas and oil industry is falling far short of the demands posed by surging development" due to severe budget cuts to the Department of Environmental Protection, a lack of transparency, and a very pro-industry stance by the Corbett Administration.

Earthworks' 25 key findings are presented on pages 7-9 of the report, which offers recommendations on public information, air and water quality, permits and waivers, and oversight and enforcement.

The report is essential reading.

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