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Pennsylvania suspends air pollution controls at drilling sites

February 27, 2011

“Just a week after repealing a policy requiring an environmental assessment of Marcellus Shale gas well permit proposals in state parks, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has announced it is suspending and reconsidering key air pollution controls governing the drilling industry.”

“These are the first Marcellus policies the Corbett administration is trotting out and it appears they are all rolling back environmental protections related to the gas industry.” said Jan Jarrett, president of Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future.

Read the Pittsburgh Post Gazette article.

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