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State Agency Seeks Sanctions Against Town That Ignored Fracking Discovery Order

Mealey's (June 18, 2015, 10:10 AM EDT) -- HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on March 19 filed a brief with the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board (EHB), arguing that a local municipality is precluded from objecting to the DEP’s discovery requests as a matter of law (South Fayette Township v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, No. 2014-071-R, Pa. EHB).

(Brief available. Document #94-150414-009B.)


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