PA DEP Secretary Krancer’s Top 10 Comments About Fracking

Since his appointment to PA’s top environmental cop last fall, DEP Secretary Michael Krancer has had a number of public zingers on the topic of shale gas development. Lately, Krancer seems to be on a tear, as if he’s embarked on a shale gas promotion tour with both barrels loaded. Too bad he isn’t on a Fracking Reality Tour, but if he’s interested, I’m sure one can be arranged. Taking things totally out of context? Absolutely. But the #1 comment speaks for itself.

# 10…. “At the end of the day, my job is to get gas done.”

# 9. “If we are able to gather this resource and use it, we’ll clean the air; we’ll be more healthy, and economically healthy.”

# 8. “I’m going to be an enforcement secretary.”

# 7. To Gas Drillers: “You are your brother’s keeper in this business. Peer pressure is critical.”

# 
6. On using acid mine drainage in hydro-fracturing: “It represents a real win-win that can address two water challenges at once.”

# 5. “The myth that terrible chemicals are getting into the groundwater is completely myth. It is bogus.”

# 4. Upon fining Chesapeake Energy $1.1 million (the same amount the company makes in an hour): “The water well contamination fine is the largest single penalty DEP has ever assessed against an oil and gas operator.”

# 3. “Many of those chemicals found in the water are food-grade.”

# 2. “It’s clean and it’s renewable.”

And # 1…
“We have more water than we know what to do with.”

 

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SOURCES:

# 10.  “At the end of the day, my job is to get gas done.”
DEP Secretary Corrects The Record At House Environmental Committee Hearing by David E. Hess, PA Environment Digest Daily, May 4, 2011
http://paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com/2011/05/dep-secretary-corrects-record-at-house.html

# 9. “If we are able to gather this resource and use it, we’ll clean the air; we’ll be more healthy, and economically healthy.”
Pa. DEP head lobbies for gas drilling by Christina Tatu, The Pocono Record, November 23, 2011
http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=%2F20111123%2FNEWS%2F111230310%2F-1%2FNews

# 8. “I’m going to be an enforcement secretary.”
Marcellus Shale A Community Forum, produced by WITF, Air Date: May 2, 2011
http://video.witf.org/video/1967300155/
Also appeared in StateImpact
http://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/tag/department-of-environmental-protection/

Also stated at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia in 2011.

# 7. To Gas Drillers: “You are your brother’s keeper in this business. Peer pressure is critical.”
PA DEP Sec. Krancer Addresses Shale Gas Meeting in Philly, Marcellus Drilling News
http://marcellusdrilling.com/2011/09/pa-dep-sec-krancer-addresses-shale-gas-meeting-in-philly/

#6.  On using acid mine drainage in hydro-fracturing: “It represents a real win-win that can address two water challenges at once.”
DEP Move to Authorize Use of Acid Mine Drainage in Fracking, 90.5 Essential Public Radio, November 25, 2011
http://www.essentialpublicradio.org/story/2011-11-25/dep-moves-authorize-use-acid-mine-drainage-fracking-9551

# 5. “The myth that terrible chemicals are getting into the groundwater is completely myth. It is bogus.”
State vs. Fed well regulation debate reaches U.S. House by Tracie Mauriello, Post-Gazette Washington Bureau, November 17, 2011

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11321/1190514-454.stm

# 4. Upon fining Chesapeake Energy $1.1 million (the same amount the company makes in an hour): “The water well contamination fine is the largest single penalty DEP has ever assessed against an oil and gas operator.”
Corbett’s DEP slaps Chesapeake Energy with biggest drilling fine ever by Donald Gilliland, The Patriot News, May 17, 2011
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2011/05/corbetts_dep_slaps_chesapeake.html

# 3. “Many of those chemicals found in the water are food-grade.”
Pa. DEP head lobbies for gas drilling by Christina Tatu, The Pocono Record, November 23, 2011
http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=%2F20111123%2FNEWS%2F111230310%2F-1%2FNews

# 2. “It’s clean and it’s renewable.”
DEP secretary, in Erie, calls Marcellus Shale ‘a blessing under our feet’ by Jim Martin, Erie Times-News
http://www.goerie.com/article/20111103/NEWS02/311029892/DEP-secretary-in-Erie-calls-Marcellus-Shale-%27a-blessing-under-our-feet%27

# 1. “We have more water than we know what to do with.”
Marcellus Shale A Community Forum, produced by WITF, Air Date: May 2, 2011

http://video.witf.org/video/1967300155/

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