Friday, June 10, 2011

PADEP chief laments "radicalization" of drilling debate

PADEP's Michael Krancer
At a hearing Thursday about drilling for natural gas in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale formation, Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Michael Krancer lamented the "radicalization" of the discourse.

He said he was being "vilified" by drilling opponents.

"This matter has been radicalized fairly recently. Some folks just don't want to debate at all how it can be done safely," said Krancer, a lawyer from Bryn Mawr. "They just want to kill it . . . they're pulling out all the stops to make sure it doesn't happen."

In contrast, he said, "My mantra is sound science, facts; no emotion; no fiction."

So reports the Philadelphia Inquirer today. We recommend that you read the entire story at:
Pennsylvania secretary says he's been 'vilified' by foes of natural gas drilling

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