Environmental Groups Demand Federal Gov. Analyze Marcellus Shale Drilling

From Pennlive.com

BALTIMORE — The federal government should conduct a comprehensive federal analysis ofMarcellus Shale drilling in the six bay-watershed states, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and other environmental groups said Monday.

The foundation said it has filed a petition under the National Environmental Policy Act calling for a review known as a programmatic environmental impact statement. The petition was signed by a number of environmental groups and more than 120 businesses, organizations and elected officials have also signed a letter to the president supporting the petition, the bay foundation said.

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