Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett
Governor Corbett Speaking on Protecting Public Health & Safety

PROTECTING PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY


This new energy law ensures that extracting these resources will be done in an environmentally safe manner. Those who violate the rules will be held accountable and face stiff, increased penalties. The act mandates educating health care providers and the public on the potential health impacts associated with drilling activity. This new energy law also allows for the thorough investigation of public health complaints from citizens and health care providers, as well creating region task safety forces. In addition, it will provide comprehensive training for local responders, expand Public Utility Commission oversight of pipeline safety standards and inspections, and enhance notification of permit and drilling activities. And, it authorizes counties to adopt an impact fee to offset costs associated with unconventional natural gas development.

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