Where is the intersection between local and state government and how is the local population protected?

Here in Pennsylvania, we have some of the strongest regulations in place to ensure that hydraulic fracturing is done in a way that protects our environment and our neighbors.

In February 2012, Pennsylvania enacted Act 13, a comprehensive law that according to the Department of Environmental Protection,enacted stronger environmental standards, authorized local governments to adopt an impact fee and built upon the state’s ongoing efforts to move towards energy independence as unconventional gas development continues”

Additional facts and documents on bipartisan Act 13 can be found on the PA DEP’s website, including a list of FAQs, and even a PowerPoint overview.

For a chart on hydraulic fracturing regulation at every stop of the process, click here.