New DEP Policy: No Violations against Drillers without Approval from the Top

by Don Gilliland

No environmental violations related to drilling in the Marcellus Shale may be issued without personal approval from Secretary of Environmental Protection Mike Krancer, according to internal DEP emails.

The two-line email from executive deputy secretary John Hines to regional directors says “effective immediately” any actions, notices of violation and such must get the approval of the deputy secretaries with final clearance from Krancer.

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  1. admin says:

    Very disturbing, to say the least.

    I’m sorry folks, but whether you agree or disagree with drilling, this is very bad policy.

    Corporations such as Monsanto practically own the FDA. If the gas industry has it their way, and it looks like they will, they will own the DEP.

    This is clear evidence of the magnificent influence big corporate money commands.

    As an American I must say it’s time to draw the line. It’s time for us to take our country, health and freedom back from the clutches of corporate greed.

  2. john says:

    ant that a bunch of bs, how much of a kickback is he gettting?

  3. mike says:

    In the Corbett administration, we have a classic example of the best (actually the worst) government that money can buy. The U.S. Supreme Court’s disgraceful decision in Citizens United sounds the death knell for government of, by and for the people.

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