Pennsylvania DEP Clashes With Federal EPA Over Natural Gas Drilling Knowledge

Date: January 11, 2012

Michael Krancr, chief DEP regulator for Pennsylvania, accused the federal EPA of having limited and basic knowledge of the natural gas drilling “fracking” process in a letter directed to EPA officials. The allegations arose over EPA involvement in an ongoing dispute over well water contamination caused by natural gas drilling rigs in Dimock, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. DEP has cleared Cabot Gas of wrongdoing and approved the drinking wells as safe for human consumption. EPA recently became involved and has questioned the water safety findings and has hinted that it will approve delivery of drinking water to the affected residents. The thirteen (13) trial lawyers at Dougherty Leventhal Price LLP–DLP–PENNSYLVANIA CATASTROPHIC ACCIDENT AND INJURY LAWYERS—continue to follow this and other issues in the Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling regions of Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania while representing clients involved in gas truck, drilling rig, blasting and explosion accidents.

Joe Price
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.