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Pennsylvania DEP to Uphold Changes to Oil/Gas Advisory Board

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said it won’t reconsider Secretary John Quigley’s move to appoint four nonvoting members to its Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board, despite staunch objections from an industry trade group.

During a board meeting last week, DEP attorney Elizabeth Nolan said the move was legal under state law and that the decision had already been made. She added that DEP has “a responsibility to develop regulations in an open and transparent manner with input from the public.”

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