Pennsylvania streamlines permit process for oil and gas sites

Statement from Andrew Williams, Director of Regulatory and Legislative Affairs at Environmental Defense Fund

January 26, 2018
Kelsey Robinson, (512) 691-3404,

Governor Wolf and The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced plans to increase funding for the department and increase efficiency by reducing the amount of time it takes to approve new oil and gas sites.

“The Governor’s plan will both reduce bureaucratic delays in permitting and improve oversight of the state’s oil and gas industry. Continued vigilance from the Wolf Administration will be critical to protect Pennsylvanians’ air and water, and to ensure all oil and gas companies operate more responsibly within the commonwealth.”

  • Andrew Williams, Director, Regulatory and Legislative Affairs, U.S. Climate and Energy

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