Faster Pa. Enviro Permit Process Could Haunt Projects Later

Law360, Philadelphia (August 14, 2012, 8:56 PM EDT) -- While efforts to set timelines for the review of environmental permit applications in Pennsylvania are welcome news for developers, critics say new gas wells drilled as part of the state's fracking boom and other projects could wind up facing legal challenges that claim their permits were approved prematurely.

Responding to complaints about the length of time the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection takes to respond to permit applications, Gov. Tom Corbett in July signed an executive order outlining his vision for a so-called permit decision guarantee....
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