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Monday, February 4, 2013

DEP Cancels Meeting with Enviro’s Due to “Intemperate Message”

DEP Cancels Meeting with Enviro’s Due to “Intemperate Message”

By Susan Phillips 
A spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection says a decision to cancel a meeting with a coalition of environmental organizations over residential water tests was due to an “intemperate message” one group posted on the internet.

The meeting, initiated by Clean Water Action, was scheduled for January 24th, but organizers say DEP unexpectedly cancelled the meeting a day before, without explanation. The groups say they requested the sit-down with DEP staffers as a fact-finding mission to gain clarity over how DEP reports water quality results to residents concerned about the impact of natural gas drilling. Last November, StateImpact reported on testimony in a deposition of a DEP employee, which seemed to indicate that not all contaminants found in sampled water were reported to residents. Read more...

But DEP says it cancelled the meeting due to a message posted on the website of the group Marcellus Protest, which had scheduled a meeting to plan a “take down” of Secretary Krancer. DEP spokesman Kevin Sunday calls the post “intemperate” and attributes it to the liaison for the coalition, Clean Water Action.  Read more...


Anonymous said...

cowardly chickens%#@ bureaucrats.

Anonymous said...

They should call these self appointed environmental groups with their threats what it really is domestic terrorism !!

Anonymous said...

The PADEP canceled their meeting to explain why they didn't tell people their drinking water was contaminated!
Who the heck would have thought that would happen?

Anonymous said...

hey 8:15, you have an awfully low threshold for terrorism. get a grip.