Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Advances Tougher Gas Drilling Rules

Posted by Mike Confino, March 10, 2015

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A forthcoming proposal to toughen regulations for the Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling industry will target how it stores waste, dampens noise and affects public water resources, schools and playgrounds, state environmental regulators said Monday.

The proposal is the first signal from Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration of how it will approach the natural gas industry after the Democrat campaigned last year on a promise to toughen state regulation of the industry. He also is seeking lawmakers’ approval of higher taxes on booming natural gas production to boost aid to public schools.

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