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Comment to DEP on Drakulic Well Pad

Aug 26 2021

Protect PT wrote a letter to PA DEP about the Drakulic Well Pad in Penn Township requesting a public hearing on two new well permits. Photo Credits: Jason Cohn (Pittsburgh Foundation)

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Protect PT

Power Plant using natural gas

Invenergy Comment

June 8, 2021

Protect PT commented during the hearing for the Invenergy proposed Allegheny Energy Center 639 megawatt combined-cycle natural gas-fired power plant, permit number 0959-I001, in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County

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Protect PT

Beaver Run Reservoir

Letter to DEP

November 6, 2020

Protect PT requests that the DEP deny permits to CNX Gas Company LLC (CNX) and any other operator in the vicinity of Beaver Run Reservoir on the basis that their operational activity is endangering the vegetation, water quality, and air quality in a Source Water Protection Area.

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Protect PT

Reviewing the Laws

District Attorney

August 12, 2020

Protect PT wrote to the District Attorney to follow up on our concerns about operators in Westmoreland. The DA responded in September by forwarding the information to the AG.

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Protect PT

Well Pad

Letter to DEP

August 8. 2019

Huntley and Huntley (now Olympus Energy) need to be held accountable. An operator was cited for 254 violations on 5 sites.

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Protect PT

Dearmitt well pad

Attorney General

January 17, 2019

Letter to the Attorney General to address DEP's and Apex Energy's violations at the Beaver Run site and hold them accountable. PC: Bob Donnan

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Protect PT

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Revoke the Plum Injection Well

Aug 2 2021

Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services wrote to the US EPA on behalf of Protect PT to advocate for the revocation of the Sedat 3A Injection Well Permits. PC: FracTracker Alliance

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Fair Shake

drawing of residual waste truck dumping waste, water running off the waste and forming leachate

WSL Letter to DEP

April 21, 2021

Protect PT and Environmental Health Project co-wrote a letter to the PA DEP Southwest Regional Director Jim Miller to follow up on requests made by residents during a community meeting in March.

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Protect PT, EHP

Image of Fracking Waste by FracTracker Alliance

Written Testimony

October 14, 2020

Protect PT wrote the the PA House Democratic Policy Committee with data-driven recommendations for the proposed legislation to close fracking waste loopholes. PC: FracTracker Alliance

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Protect PT

Covid 19 virus

DEP Covid-19

June 11 2020

Protect PT and Mountain Watershed Association sent a letter to the PA DEP requesting a suspension of permits due to issues surrounding Covid-19

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Protect PT, MWA

On Site Gas Production

Inspector General

April 24, 2019

Letter to Inspector General Beemer regarding our requests to the DEP for information on gas operators in Westmoreland County.

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Protect PT

Fracking Well

DEP Permits

November 9, 2018

The DEP has failed to take our concerns seriously and continued to issue permits to Apex Energy where they continue to rack up violations.

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Protect PT

Image of a Pipeline by Danil Sorokin

Titan Pipeline Letter

July 13, 2021

Protect PT wrote to the Murrysville Planning Commission regarding the pipeline near the Titan Well Pad.

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Protect PT

injection well pump

Letter to Gov Wolf

January 13, 2021

Protect PT, Breathe Collaborative, and Citizens4Plum wrote Governor Wolf , to revoke the permit for the Penneco Sedat #3A class 2 waste disposal well in Plum Borough.

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Protect PT and partners

unconventional fracking well

Letter to DEP

September 28, 2020

Our concerns about the new pressure barrier policies for unconventional wells due to the lack of enforcement it exhibits for important policies.

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Protect PT

Water coming out of pipe

Leachate

June 8, 2020

Westmoreland Sanitary Landfill applied for a permit to evaporate Leachate from fracking waste at their site. Protect PT wrote to the PA DEP...

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Protect PT, MWA

Flaring by Beaver Run Reservoir

Beaver Run

March 12, 2019

Follow-up letter to the DEP regarding operations at Beaver Run dangerously close to the reservoir, with sign-ons from MWA and WMCG.

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Protect PT, MWA, WMCG

Fatur Well Pad signs Apex Energy

Apex Energy

June 1, 2018

Apex Energy was allowed to continue operations for years on the Fatur Well Site despite 52 violations and overall lack of compliance.

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Protect PT

Well Driller

Injection Wells

December 8, 2017

Letter to the Penn Township Board of Commissioners regarding proposed injection well ordinances and their community impact on residents.

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Protect PT