PA DEP Suspends Permit Review for Pittsburgh Steel Mill Shale Well

This is rich. The Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) took its sweet time reviewing a permit application to drill a series of Marcellus Shale wells on the property of U.S. Steel Corp.’s Edgar Thomson steel mill. Because the DEP delayed its review for so long, in October the East Pittsburgh Borough Zoning Board revoked a local permit previously granted for the project in 2017 (see Town Rejects Permit to Drill Shale Well at Pittsburgh Steel Mill). Now the DEP says they won’t continue their years-long permit review until the driller regains the lost local zoning permit. The DEP caused the problem in the first place!

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