Pennsylvania oil and gas rules draw criticism from industry, environmentalists

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has released detailed updates to its oil and natural gas rules and is already getting push-back from industry and environmental groups, reports State Impact, a public radio news service. DEP Secretary John Quigley said the updated regulations are a “great step forward in responsible drilling in Pennsylvania.” But, the Marcellus Shale Coalition called the rules a regulatory overreach that will cost drillers too much to implement, and an environmentalist said the rules don’t go far enough. For more, read the full story.