Pennsylvania Board: Group Has Standing To Challenge Fracking Permits
(September 15, 2015, 2:31 PM EDT) -- HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board (EHB) on Sept.10 denied a motion by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) seeking to dismiss an appeal of permits the DEP granted for hydraulic fracturing operations, ruling that the environmental group has standing to challenge the decision to grant the permits (Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, et al., No. 2014-117-B, Pa. EHB).
(Opinion available. Document #94-151013-001Z.)
Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future (PennFuture) originally opposed the DEP’s granting of permits to Anadarko E&P Onshore...