States reject claims of regulatory shortcomings on shale-gas drilling

12/30/2009 | Reuters

State regulators maintain they do not lack the resources to implement environmental laws for drilling in shale-gas formations. This comes after green groups have said that officials were slow to address complaints of air and water pollution from such activities. Agencies including Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection, which oversees work at the Marcellus Shale, contend they closely monitor companies and do not balk at penalizing violators.

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