Pa. Enviros Challenge Permit Over Fracking Water Byproduct

Law360, Philadelphia (October 3, 2012, 3:27 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania environmental advocacy group Monday challenged the state Department of Environmental Protection’s decision to issue a permit to Integrated Water Technologies Inc. for processing a byproduct from water used in fracking.

Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future contends that while IWT asked for a permit allowing a particular treatment process for wastewater from fracking, the DEP issued the New Jersey company a permit that authorizes the statewide use of a product taken from the treatment process.

“In short, what had been presented to the public as a...
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