Pa. extends public comment period for proposed oil and gas rules

  • Katie Colaneri

A gas production unit in Kingsley, Susquehanna County.

Lindsay Lazarski / WHYY

A gas production unit in Kingsley, Susquehanna County.

The Environmental Quality Board is giving the public more time to weigh in on major revisions to Pennsylvania’s oil and gas regulations, the Department of Environmental Protection announced today.
The public comment period has been extended by 30 days to March 14 and two additional hearings have been scheduled in Bradford and Warren Counties:

  • Feb. 10: Troy High School, 150 High St., Troy, PA 16947
  • Feb. 12: Warren County Courthouse, 204 4th Ave., Warren, PA 16365

The hearings will be held at 6 p.m. Four hearings have been held so far where residents, as well as representatives for natural gas operators and environmental groups have debated the new proposed regulations that would change the way the industry operates above ground. You can read our guide to the proposed rules here. 
For more information about signing up to speak at a public hearing or submitting comments online or via mail, click here.