"State Representative Calls for Probe Of DEP Water Testing Reports

"The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has created incomplete lab reports and used them to dismiss complaints that Marcellus Shale gas development operations have contaminated residential water supplies and made people sick, according to court documents and other sources."

"As a result, state Rep. Jesse White, D-Cecil, today called on state and federal law enforcement agencies to investigate the DEP for 'alleged misconduct and fraud' described in sworn depositions in a civil case currently in Washington County Common Pleas Court.

'This is beyond outrageous,' Mr. White said in a press release. 'Anyone who relied on the DEP for the truth about whether their water has been impacted by drilling activities has apparently been intentionally deprived of critical health and safety information by their own government.'"

Don Hopey reports for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette November 1, 2012.


"Lawsuit Raises Questions Over DEP’s Testing of Water for Drilling Contaminants" (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 11/02/2012