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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

DEP To Hire 68 New Oil/Gas Well Inspectors To Monitor Drilling/Fracking

DEP plans to boost numbers of drilling inspectors

HARRISBURG -- The number of drilling inspectors at the state Department of Environmental Protection would increase by more than 50 percent in the next fiscal year.

That's because oil and natural gas companies continue to drill new wells across the state, department officials told House members at a budget hearing Monday.

As a result of additional funding from an increase in drilling fees, the department hired 37 more well inspectors last summer and will add another 68 by this summer, for a total number of gas and oil well inspectors of 193. Overall, Mr. Hanger said DEP has about 2,835 employees, down from more than 3,000 five years ago. More...


Anonymous said...

Where does the DEP have these job positions posted so people can apply???

Anonymous said...

The DEP, like all other state agencies always posts their openings, requirements, and application process on the civil service website...
Here is the link if you need it...

Anonymous said...

You have to be dreaming

Oz said...

And when the drilling fees via permits dry up, who pays these extra "state employees"? Talk about expanding government, great job Obama, I mean Rendell, hard to tell them apart these days!