PA Game Comm. Head Not Afraid of Gas Leasing Ethics Investigation

A month ago MDN highlighted the story of potential double-dipping by the director for the Pennsylvania Game Commission, William A. Capouillez, who moonlights as a consultant for landowners leasing their land for oil and gas development–sometimes signing deals with the same companies who do business with his agency (see PA Director of Game Commission Double-Dipping with Gas Leases?).

The pressure on Capouillez continues. An article in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer announces that State Rep. Daryl D. Metcalfe (Republican from Butler, PA), who is the chairman of the House Committee on State Government, has asked the State Ethics Commission to investigate his activities. Capouillez’s response? Bring it on. He says he hasn’t taken on new clients for his moonlighting job in three years and has done nothing wrong…

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