Shale Energy Law Blog
Alert: Pennsylvania DEP Finalizes Significant Changes to Air Permitting Programs for Oil and Gas Industry
June 18, 2018
On June 7, 2018, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell announced the final issuance of air permitting documents affecting oil and gas operations in the Commonwealth. DEP shortly thereafter released a suite of new materials to mark the latest step forward in implementing Governor Wolf’s Methane Reduction Strategy. The new permitting documents are controversial in so far as they represent a significant departure from the status quo, requiring operators to take a fresh look at when and where an air permit may be needed. Please read more about these program changes in this alert.