Environmentalists Sue Gas Driller Over Air Pollution

  • Susan Phillips

PennFuture filed a lawsuit Thursday against Ultra Resources saying the gas driller has violated state and federal air quality laws.

“Ultra’s drilling operations in Tioga and Potter counties are emitting dangerous and illegal air pollution and operating without the required permits,” said Jan Jarrett, president and CEO of PennFuture. “Unless gas drillers operating in Pennsylvania control the air pollution from their operations, air quality will deteriorate, putting public health at risk.

PennFuture is also seeking records from the Department of Environmental Protection on air pollution at all other drilling sites across the state.