Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection News

Pennsylvania Adopts New Fracking Regulations

New regulations governing the extraction of natural gas through fracking went into effect on Saturday in Pennsylvania, the first overhaul since the industry took off in the state more than 10 years ago. The new rules allow the state’s department …

Pennsylvania Investigates Possible Link Between Quakes, Fracking

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is investigating whether fracking contributed to two small earthquakes near a western Pennsylvania drilling operation. DEP spokeswoman Melanie Williams says Hilcorp Energy Co. stopped fracking at the Mahoning Township site at about noon on …

Pennsylvania Auditor Cites Flaws in Gas Drilling Regulation

Strained by the rapid expansion of natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania and limited resources, environmental regulators have failed to adequately monitor well safety or to provide clear and timely information to citizens, the state’s elected auditor said Tuesday. Eugene DePasquale …