Pennsylvania Chapter Sierra Club

Tell DEP to Disclose Water Test Results

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You may have heard that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) refuses to disclose all pollution detected during water testing from wells suspected of drilling contamination.

We have a right to know what's in our water!

Mystery, questions and concerns continue to surround  water testing policies related to suspected impacts from Marcellus Shale natural gas operations. 

We were optimistic that we might final get answers when Secretary Krancer suggested a meeting with Sierra Club and a coalition of environmental groups to discuss these issues. PA DEP however left us still in the dark and extremely disappointed when they abruptly cancelled the meeting. 

Help us apply pressure to PA DEP by emailing Governor Corbett and Secretary Krancer TODAY!

Tell them they need to reschedule their meeting with us and provide answers to the questions and concerns surrounding their water testing policies. 

Thank you for your support.

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  • Governor Governor Tom Corbett
  • Secretary Michael Krancer


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Address Our Concerns about Water Testing Policies

Dear Governor Corbett,

I was extremely dismayed to learn that DEP won't meet with a coalition of environmental organizations to discuss the procedures for testing water samples suspected to be contaminated by natural gas drilling. This decision is particularly unfortunate since the meeting was arranged at DEP's suggestion. The DEP is entrusted to oversee and regulate the oil and gas industry in a manner that protects public health and the environment; water quality testing and enforcement are clearly a key part of this mission.

I also urge you to immediately direct DEP Secretary Krancer to reschedule the meeting with all the attending groups and correct its procedures for analyses of water samples and provide full testing results to all well owners.

Governor Corbett, I look forward to hearing from you about how you will deal with this unacceptable approach taken by DEP.

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CC: Secretary Krancer