WENY TV News
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
HARRISBURG -- The first regulatory legislation in the Northern Tier relating to the Marcellus Shale is on its way to Gov. Ed Rendell’s office.
State Sen. Gene Yaw sponsored the bill. It amends the Oil and Gas Act to require operators of Marcellus Shale wells to provide well production information to the Department of Environmental Protection. That information will be made public in six months, and be posted on the DEP’s website.
The State Senate unanimously approved the measure, six days after the House did the same. The governor is expected to sign it into law.