Increased Water Regulation to Reduce Contamination a Real Possibility

On Monday, February 20, 2012 0 comments

According to a recent article published by Erie Times News... "A boom in natural gas drilling could prompt state legislators to regulate construction of private water wells.

Drilling in the Marcellus Shale and other subterranean shale layers across Pennsylvania is raising concerns about possible contamination of nearby water wells.

Legislation introduced by York County Republican Ron Miller in December would authorize the state to regulate water well construction to reduce the chances that well water and groundwater will be contaminated.

Pennsylvania and Alaska are the only states that do not already regulate private water well construction.

Local drillers oppose Miller's bill, saying that, while its intent is noble, strict regulations could price them out of business and make wells that rural property owners rely on for water cost prohibitive".

Read the entire article here...


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