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Babst Calland: Pennsylvania DEP Releases Latest Revisions Of Oil And Gas Rulemaking
Posted on 14 Aug 2015 by Babst Calland

By Matthew L. Lambach The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently announced the draft final revisions to the “Environmental Protection Performance Standards at Oil and Gas Well Sites” rulemaking (Chapters 78 and... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Pa. DEP’s Latest Revisions to Chapter 78a for Unconventional Wells – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Posted on 2 Sep 2015 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s long, drawn out effort to promulgate new rules for oil and gas activities took another turn on August 12, 2015. On a DEP webinar on that day, the DEP announced several significant changes... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Mechanical Integrity Assessment in Pennsylvania
Posted on 22 Nov 2013 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Stephen C. Smith Well operators in Pennsylvania must inspect each operating well at least quarterly to ensure it is in compliance with the well construction and operating requirements as required by Pa. Code title 25, § 78.88 . At a minimum... Read More

Video: John Hanger on Government Oversight of Fracking
Posted on 14 Dec 2011 by Gregg Lawson

John Hanger, special counsel to Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellot and former secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, spoke at the HB Litigation Conferences' Gas Drilling Conference on Sept. 9 in Philadelphia. In this... Read More

Video: Part 2: John Hanger on Government Regulation of Fracking
Posted on 14 Dec 2011 by Gregg Lawson

Part 2: John Hanger, special counsel to Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellot and former secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, spoke at the HB Litigation Conferences' Gas Drilling Conference on Sept. 9 in Philadelphia... Read More

Pennsylvania DEP Reorganizes in Response to Gas Drilling
Posted on 23 Sep 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A major reorganization within the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will refocus the agency on its core mission of protecting the environment while improving efficiency and regulatory consistency. "These organizational... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Pennsylvania DEP Finds No Link Between Hydraulic Fracturing and Methane Contamination
Posted on 3 May 2013 by LexisNexis Communities Staff

By Armando F. Benincasa, Brian J. Pulito and Thomas J. Sengewalt After a 16-month investigation, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced Monday that hydraulic fracturing for natural gas by WPX Energy, Inc. was not responsible... Read More

New Pennsylvania Policy to Address Spills and Releases from Oil and Gas Wells and Related Operations
Posted on 15 Dec 2011 by Babst Calland

The Bureau of Oil and Gas Management (BOGM), within the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, has drafted a new policy, Addressing Spills and Releases from Oil and Gas Wells and Related Operations (Policy). The Policy is notable because... Read More