Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Drilling Damages Wells

Pennsylvania's fancifully named Department of Environmental Protection has finally responded to a Freedom of Information suit brought by a Scranton newspaper.  After more than year of obstruction and bumbling, the DEP has conceded existence of 161 water wells contaminated by oil and gas extraction.  The queston is: who is the DEP protecting?  The people of the Commonwealth or the fossil fuel industry?  And why doesn't Pennsylvania have private well safety standards?

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