US Rep. Glenn Thompson Addresses Marcellus Shale ‘Misinformation’

U.S. Reprensentative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson spoke yesterday in reference to a recent New York Times article which claims water sources in Pennsylvania are contaminated from Hydraulic Fracturing.

Thompson, along with other members of Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation, refute the New York Times article.

The following is the press release issued by Thompson:

Thompson Delivers Weekly Radio Update

Addresses Marcellus Shale Misinformation

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson spoke yesterday evening in a weekly radio update regarding misinformation included in recent reporting concerning the Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Play and water quality in the Commonwealth.

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On February 26th, the New York Times reported that water quality in the Commonwealth was at risk due to a natural gas excavation process known as hydraulic fracturing.  Earlier this week, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) released water tests validated withscientific data that municipal drinking water in the Commonwealth is safe, effectively addressing related misinformation included in the reports.

Numerous members of Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation, including Thompson, have expressed concern that misinformation from these reports could impact PA DEP’s ability to properly and independently carry out its mandate, free from excessive interference by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Thompson continues to remain actively engaged with regulators, producers, landowners and industry experts to educate people on the economic potential of the Marcellus Shale and ensure that Pennsylvania’s natural resources continue to be produced in an environmentally sound manner.



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