Pa. DEP Regs Would Ease Emergency Access At Fracking Sites

Law360, Philadelphia (November 30, 2012, 3:05 PM EST) -- Acting in response to a new state law, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection proposed new regulations Thursday that would force oil and gas drillers to develop detailed plans for emergency responders to access often remote fracking well pads in the event of blowouts or other disasters.

The new rules, which were filed with the Pennsylvania Independent Regulatory Review Commission, would force operators of so-called unconventional oil and gas wells — wells designed to employ hydraulic fracturing — to file GPS coordinates of their wells and...
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