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Pennsylvania Groups Appeal Fracking Permit Approval

Mealey's (June 18, 2015, 3:21 PM EDT) -- HARRISBURG, Pa. — An environmental watchdog and a group of residents on Dec. 1 renewed their appeal of a decision by the Pennsylvania Department of the Environment (DEP) that granted a hydraulic fracturing permit to an energy company, arguing that the DEP failed to adhere to standards and comply with the requirements of the Pennsylvania Constitution (The Delaware Riverkeeper Network, et al. v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, et al. [in re: XTO Energy Inc.], No. 2014-101, Pa. EHB).

(Appeal available. Document #94-141209-019X.)


In the original appeal,...
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