State Environmental Agency: Town Should Be Compelled To Respond To Discovery

Mealey's (June 17, 2015, 4:32 PM EDT) -- HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on Jan. 23 moved in a proceeding before the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board (EHB) to compel South Fayette Township to comply with discovery requests related to its appeal of a permit that the DEP granted to a hydraulic fracturing company (South Fayette Township v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, No. 2014-071-R, Pa. EHB).

(Motion to compel available. Document #94-150210-017M.)

On April 29, the DEP issued an Expedited Erosion and Sediment Stormwater General Permit 1,...
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