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Four-Out-of-Five Gas Drillers Prefer PA DEP to the EPA

May 14, 2011

“The DEP for us in Pennsylvania has much greater capability to provide the level of oversight to protect the public and ensure the industry is following the law,” said Dave Spigelmeyer, Vice President of Government Relations for Chesapeake Oil & Gas. [SOURCE: Andrew Conte, Pittsburg Tribune-Review]

Chesapeake claims to recycle 100% of its flowback from fracking operations in Pennsylvania, except that which it spills of course. The company, which had voluntarily suspended operations as a result of the Bradford County well accident in April, has now resumed its business in the state. Chesapeake’s wastewater recycling claims come in response to last week’s request by the EPA (more…)