Gas Group, Enviros Row Over Surface Rules For Pa. Fracking

Law360, New York (March 19, 2014, 6:41 PM EDT) -- The Marcellus Shale Coalition and environmental groups, including Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future and the Clean Air Council, staked contrasting positions on proposed roles governing surface operations at drilling sites in the state in final comments docketed Tuesday with the state body that oversees fracking regulations.

The environmentalists criticized several provisions in the Chapter 78 regulations, including a section allowing for in-ground pits for storing fluids used in the fracking process, and the state Department of Environmental Protection’s decision not to consider an applicant's compliance history in...
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