Pa. Environmental Enforcement Will Increase Under Wolf

Law360, New York (January 5, 2015, 10:57 AM EST) -- During my discussions with friends and colleagues in the oil and gas industry, the one question on everyone's mind is: How will the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's enforcement efforts change under Governor-elect Tom Wolf's administration?

Tom Corbett was widely regarded by the public as being friendly toward the oil and gas industry. Whether this reputation was warranted or not can certainly be debated. Undoubtedly, the Corbett administration oversaw the most rapid growth of oil and gas well operations in the history of Pennsylvania. During Corbett's four-year tenure as governor, the DEP issued over 15,734 Marcellus Shale unconventional gas well permits. Unfortunately, this...

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