Gas Drilling Industry Should Realize Wolf is New Sheriff in Town: As I See It

PennLive Op-Ed

By Myron ArnowittJoanne Kilgour and Joe Minott

March 31, 2015

Gov. Tom Wolf pledged more than once on the campaign trail that he would rein in the natural gas industry and hold it accountable in a way that his predecessor, Gov. Tom Corbett, seemed either unwilling or unable to do.

Our new governor expects drilling to be done in a manner that protects public health and the environment, and the vast majority of Pennsylvanians support this level of accountability. Yet, industry lobbyists cried wolf at a recent advisory board hearing as if common sense rules that will protect our air and water signaled the end of drilling in Pennsylvania.

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