PA Former Sec. Krancer: Frack Moratorium “Worse than Misguided”

MDN editor Jim Willis had the great pleasure of meeting and speaking with former PA Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) Sec. Michael Krancer at Shale Insight 2013 a few weeks ago. Jim doesn’t mind telling you what he told Sec. Krancer to his face: “I’m a huge fan!” Krancer did some great work at the DEP during his too-short tenure. Since then, Krancer has moved on to private practice in Philadelphia, working on energy law for powerhouse law firm Blank Rome.

Sec. Krancer minces no words, which is what we love about him. He’s also extremely smart. And, he’s no fan of recently introduced legislation by PA Sen. Jim Ferlo who wants to ban fracking in Pennsylvania–Ferlo calls it a moratorium but it’s “open-ended,” meaning it’s really a ban (see PA Dems Go Over the Cliff – Introduce Statewide Frack Ban Bill). Krancer penned a devastating rebuttal to Ferlo’s bill and indeed to obtuse anti-fossil fuel advocates throughout Pennsylvania. Sec. Krancer sent along a copy of his sterling piece, first published on the Law360 website, with permission for MDN to distribute it far and wide. Forthwith, from the sharp pen of Sec. Krancer…

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