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DEP issues scathing report on the conventional oil and gas industry

DEP calls out the industry for having "a culture of noncompliance as an acceptable norm." Disregarding regulations was “the rule rather than the exception.” 
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Ex-Pennsylvania DEP secretary: Agency’s underfunding will test its new leader

A former secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection says the new leader will have his management skills tested at an agency that’s been constrained by a decade of underfunding.

Pennsylvania DEP restores Beaver County Conservation District permitting power

Pennsylvania DEP restores Beaver County Conservation District permitting power

A once-troubled conservation district is again authorized to issue certain construction permits two years after environmental regulators revoked those privileges.

Federal, state agencies probing Shell’s Falcon ethane pipeline after whistleblowers’ allegations
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Federal, state agencies probing Shell’s Falcon ethane pipeline after whistleblowers’ allegations

Early last year, Penn­syl­va­nia's top en­vi­ron­men­tal of­fi­cial tried to raise an alarm at the high­est level of the fed­eral agency re­spon­si­ble for pipe­line safety.

DEP gives OK to public comment on fracking wastewater permits
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DEP gives OK to public comment on fracking wastewater permits

49 facilities were given permits with no comment period.
Pennsylvania: DEP approves permit for Tri-County Landfill In Mercer County
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Pennsylvania: DEP approves permit for Tri-County Landfill In Mercer County

Controversial Grove City landfill, closed since 1990, gets operating permit that would allow it to accept drilling and fracking waste.
Review of shale gas well at Edgar Thomson steel mill site suspended
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Review of shale gas well at Edgar Thomson steel mill site suspended

Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection halts permitting work on proposed shale gas wells in Mon Valley due to zoning issues.

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