PA DEP Sec. Quigley Defends DEP, Criticizes Patriot-News Series

backstabberWow. We didn’t think it possible. The PennFuture Secretary of the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP), John Quigley himself, is sticking up for the honor and reputation of his agency. Last week the Democrat-run Harrisburg Patriot-News ran an attack series against shale energy. We told you about it by reprinting Tom Shepstone’s excellent critique (see Harrisburg Newspaper’s Attack Series on Marcellus Exposed). Tom followed it up with another excellent article with a clip of the vapid lead author’s Twitter feed showing her outright bias against not only shale in general, but against the DEP in particular (see Natural Gas Now, PennLive Shale Series: “Erin” Go Bragh?). Quigley had fully cooperated with the Patriot-News and lead series author Candy Woodall, and now feels betrayed and stabbed in the back (welcome to the club John). So Quigley wrote a response to the profoundly biased attack series–and wonder of wonders, the Democrat Patriot-News actually published his response! Here it is…

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