Technology to Create New Water Source for Marcellus Operators
Last month, 35 environmental groups called on the Pennsylvania State Senate to table Senate Bill 411 or vote no on the bill, arguing that the Senate would violate the Pennsylvania Constitution if Senate Bill 411 is enacted without any environmental impact assessment. Citing the constitutional right of Pennsylvania citizens to clean air and pure water, the groups argued that the bill would harm streams and communities where the acid mine drainage water is being withdrawn by allowing the transfer of water out of source watersheds.
Kasunic said he and the other senators intend to work on the bill’s language to address concerns, and are open to an amendment further clarifying the bill’s intent.
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