Melissa’s Testimony begins at 11:40

House Democratic Policy Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster announced the public hearing to look at the Pa. Department of Environmental Protection’s accountability standards regarding environmental testing following natural gas drilling.

State Rep. Jesse White, D- Allegheny/Beaver/Washington, requested the hearing and will serve as its co-chairman. White recently introduced H.B. 268 that would require DEP to disclose the full testing results, including raw data and documentation, of any environmental tests conducted by the department on a landowner’s or leaseholder’s property in Pennsylvania.

About the author

Joshua Pribanic is Editor-in-Chief for publicherald.org, an investigative reporter, director, photographer, and permaculturalist. His debut documentary, Triple Divide, investigates how the impacts of fracking are being handled by the state and industry. Influences include Ida Tarbell, Upton Sinclair, and ProPublica's Editor Paul Steiger. Follow on twitter: @jbpribanic

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