Pa. Too Lax On Fracking To Lift Ban, Ex-DEP Head Says

Law360, Philadelphia (July 8, 2013, 2:36 PM EDT) -- The former head of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection slammed Gov. Tom Corbett’s regulation of hydraulic fracturing last week, urging the Delaware River Basin Commission to keep a drilling moratorium in place until the state could provide proper oversight.

John Hanger, who in November announced his bid for the Democratic nomination in the state’s 2014 gubernatorial election, said Corbett’s administration could not be trusted to responsibly regulate gas drilling on its own and encouraged the commission not to lift a nearly three-year-old ban on fracking...
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