Skip to content

Corbett’s Permit Expeditor

April 14, 2011

Alan Walker, Coal mogul now has prominent role in Governor Corbett's Pennsylvania administration

“For years C. Alan Walker, a coal industry mogul and wealthy donor to Pennsylvania’s Republican Party, clashed with environmental officials who tried to regulate his companies. He described them as ‘vindictive’ and ‘out of control’.”

This man is who Governor Corbett has given full authority to expedite permits when it comes to companies drilling and fracking in the Marcellus Shale.

“Both Mr. Walker and Mr. Corbett declined to be interviewed about the environmental record of Mr. Walker’s companies, or about his new governmental duties. When asked about Mr. Walker’s environmental record, Mr. Corbett’s spokesman, Kevin Harley, said it doesn’t pertain to his current responsibilities.”

Abrahm Lustgarten of ProPublica chronicles and documents in his article ‘Coal mogul gets role with Corbett; Governor wants him to expedite permits for Marcellus Shale drilling‘ that the job really does pertain to environmental issues.

Pennsylvania Budget Hearing, Department of Community and Economic Development
“C. Alan Walker, the current acting secretary for Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), answers questions from state Rep. Gregory Vitali, at a budget hearing on March 24, 2011.”
%d bloggers like this: