Research on Marcellus Drilling Hampered by Lack of Data, Lack of Funding, and Concerns of Bias
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has said he wants to make decisions about drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale based on good science. But the effort to research the impact of shale drilling has been hampered by lack of funding, lack of data and claims of bias.
During the next several months, lawmakers in Harrisburg will be drafting legislation based on Governor Corbett's proposals for new gas drilling rules.
"We need to protect the water," Corbett told a group of Township Supervisors in April. "We need to protect the environment. But we must do it based on science and not emotion."
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