Pa. Rule Easing Emergency Access At Frack Sites Approved

Law360, Philadelphia (April 5, 2013, 2:09 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania regulatory review commission Thursday approved new rules 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 Independent Regulatory Review Commission’s approval clears the way for the final promulgation of the regulation, much of which has already gone into effect. Imposed as the result of a 2012 law, the rules obligate operators of so-called unconventional oil and gas wells — wells designed to employ...
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