IRRC Approves Proposal to Limit Effects of Drilling Wastewater

IRRC Approves Proposal to Limit Effects of Drilling Wastewater

June 23, 2010

Pennsylvania’s Independent Regulatory Review Commission voted 4-1 to approve a proposal to prevent pollutants in briny drilling wastewater from further tainting public waterways and household drinking water.  Pennsylvania state environmental officials believe pollutants can kill fish and leave an unpleasant salty taste in drinking water drawn from rivers.  Firm Attorney David Fineman is a Commissioner on the Independent Regulatory Review Commission and voted in favor of the proposal.

As quoted in the Harrisburg Patriot News:

In voting for the new rules, Commissioner David Fineman said that without such a standard, “you could end up with our drinking water looking like the seawater in Louisiana.”