PA Oil and Gas Advisory Board Refrains from New Rules Endorsement

Posted October 29, 2015 at 5:12pm

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that “an advisory board to the Department of Environmental Protection put off any decision to endorse the final draft of a comprehensive and controversial revision to the state’s oil and gas well rules on Tuesday, with members saying they need to consider more feedback on the proposed changes that have been in the works for nearly five years.”  

“The resolution to wait by the Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board, whose five voting members are engineers, geologists or experienced drillers, will not affect the progress of the proposed rules, which will still be sent to the state’s Environmental Quality Board for a vote early next year on whether to adopt or modify the new requirements.”