Environmental group says bill would loosen some fracking regulations

May 30, 2014 Central Penn Business Journal
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An environmental group said it opposes a state Senate bill that seeks to separate regulations of oil wells from natural-gas wells.

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council sent a letter to the state Senate railing against Senate Bill 1378, which was referred May 22 to the Environmental Resources and Energy Committee.

The bill, sponsored by Sens. Joe Scarnati, R-Brockway, and Scott Hutchinson, R-Oil City, would require the state Environmental Quality Board to codify separate regulations for oil, or conventional drilling, and fracking, or unconventional drilling…

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