Pennsylvania DEP Proposes New Gas Drilling Regulations

Date: February 16, 2010
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection recently announced new regulations for natural gas drillers in Pennsylvania. The new regulations are designed to improve safety and protect underground water supplies.  Additionally, DEP will hire 68 new inspectors to police water supplies surrounding gas drilling sites. The new regulations will require quarterly inspections of drill sites, mandate construction of wells using oil-field grade cement, spell out requirements for replacement of water, establish procedures for early detection of “gas migration” problems and require operators to notify local authorities and DEP immediately of any gas drilling related problems.
If you have been injured or suffered problems related to the Pennsylvania gas drilling industry contact the team of Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys at Dougherty Leventhal & Price LLP.
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