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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.

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Protect PT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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Protect PT

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

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

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