Pa. Dems Attack Enviro Credentials Of DEP Nominee

Law360, Philadelphia (December 4, 2013, 2:47 PM EST) -- Democrats on a key state legislative committee slammed Gov. Tom Corbett’s nominee for secretary of Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection on Wednesday as an unqualified administration ally who lacked a thorough understanding of the risks posed by the Marcellus Shale industry and the science behind climate change.

Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery, said Corbett’s choice of E. Christopher Abruzzo — a former prosecutor with the state’s Office of Attorney General who last worked as a deputy for the governor — signaled what he described as a lack of...
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