Thursday, February 4, 2010

DEP Plans New Office In Scranton To Improve Marcellus Shale Drilling Oversight

from the Feb.3, 2010 post on PA Environment Digest Daily Blog:

Department of Environmental Protection this week announced plans to open a new Oil and Gas Management office in Scranton, Lackawanna County, to improve the agency’s ability to oversee and respond to issues stemming from increased natural gas drilling throughout the region.
“Right now, our oil and gas staff spends a great deal of time traveling to Marcellus Shale drilling sites all across the northern tier,” said DEP Secretary John Hanger. “By establishing a new office, as well as positioning new oil and gas staff in the region, we’ll spend less time on the road and more time on the ground performing inspections and monitoring activities at drilling sites.”


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