DEP to DePasquale: Problems Fixed Years Ago, Where Have You Been?

The Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) is, once again, defending itself from baseless allegations from PA’s pro-wind (and anti-natural-gas) Attorney General, Eugene DePasquale (Democrat). As MDN readers know, DePasquale, upon taking office, set out to castigate and denigrate the fine men and women of the DEP by conducting a years long study of the department’s ancient history and then claiming the DEP wasn’t ready to handle the sudden onslaught of Marcellus drilling in the state–as if any department could have foreseen it (see Anti-Drilling PA Auditor General Criticizes DEP in “Report”). Immediately, former DEP secretary, Michael Krancer, identified gaping holes and inaccuracies in DePasquale’s “report” (see Former DEP Sec. Krancer Skewers Auditor General “Report”). Last week DePasquale participated in more Democrat theater designed to shake public confidence in a solid and professional organization, the DEP (see Sleazy: PA Dem Senators Use Unpublished “Study” to Smear Shale Drilling). The DEP said “enough” and called out DePasquale and his continued lies…

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