DEP Underfunded and Short Staffed in Overseeing Marsellus Shale Natural Gas Boom

Date: July 24, 2014

In a lengthy report reviewing the Department of Environment and its performance regulating the Marcellus Shale Natural gas boom from 2008 through 2012, the Pennsylvania Auditor General found what most people already knew—Pennsylvania lacked modern regulations to handle the fracking explosion of activity and DEP was understaffed and underfunded to properly regulate the natural gas business.  A disturbing finding in the report notes that instead of increasing DEP funding, Governor Corbett decreased funding during this critical time period.  The full report can be read on the Auditor General’s web site.

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Attorney Joe Price is a seasoned Trial Lawyer serving Northeast, Central and Southeast Pennsylvania for the past forty (40) years. He has handled serious personal injury cases in courts throughout the Federal system including New Jersey and New York. Attorney Price is A.V. Rated by Martindale Hubble. He is Board Certified in Civil Practice by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1996.