Clean Air Council Seeks Federal Intervention with Marcellus Air Complaints (by State Impact PA)
On June 28th, 2012, Clean Air Council sent a letter to leadership at the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 3, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Please read the attached letter and press coverage by Susan Phillips of State Impact PA below.
The Clean Air Council says residents who have contacted the state Department of Environmental Protection about gas drilling related air pollution incidents are frustrated by the lack of response. The Council sent a letter to EPA Regional Administrator Shawn Garvin, asking the EPA to assist the DEP. The letter from Clean Air Council executive director Joseph Minott details complaints from 13 residents who experienced odors, or witnessed “opaque” emissions.
And to make matters worse, those who did reach DEP, according to Minott, often described interactions with rude and dismissive field agents.
|CAC Letter Requesting US EPA to Assist PA DEP with Shale-field Resident Complaints.pdf||477.24 KB|
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