Thursday, May 19, 2011

State DEP Officials Respond To Lawmakers On Natural Gas Drilling Issues

Lawmakers again discussed issues of concern about natural gas drilling when they met earlier this week for a interim committee meeting in Charleston. DEP officials responded to questions about naturally occurring radioactive materials and water well contamination. State regulatory officials say they haven't come across any major problems with either issue. DEP Secretary Randy Huffman noted that the current level of drilling activity is not overtaxing this inspectors. He noted -- "I'd say we're holding on, but I'd say that it's a pace that's difficult to maintain over the long haul."

Click to read story by the Associated Press.