Skip to comments.Pennsylvania environmental chief locks horns with activists
Posted on 08/05/2012 6:51:57 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi
Michael Krancer, Gov. Corbett's chief environmental regulator, seems to delight in doing battle with critics of the state's oversight of the Marcellus Shale gas boom.
In May, Krancer said that Delaware "smells like the tail of a dog" because of its opposition to drilling regulations proposed for the Delaware River Basin. In a congressional hearing, he challenged a Cornell University scientist to a duel over hydraulic fracturing (just kidding, Krancer said).
Then there were Krancer's snarky skirmishes with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over regulation of drilling, which is traditionally a function of state agencies like Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection, the agency Krancer heads.
"We realize and recognize that EPA is very new to all of this and the EPA's understanding of the facts and science behind this activity is rudimentary," Krancer wrote to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson this year.
In an interview last week, Krancer said he was not out to pick fights with opponents, only to engage in mutual enlightenment.
"I'm not battling with people," said Krancer, a former corporate lawyer and environmental law judge who lives in Bryn Mawr. "I'm dialoguing with people."
(Excerpt) Read more at philly.com ...
I met both Mike Krancer and Tom Corbett last year. These are two decent, honest men who are good conservatives.
“I’m dialoguing with people.”
Is that the same thing as conversating?
I LIKE THIS GUY!!!
And I rarely say that about Pennsylvania politicians.
I agree. Having met him and Corbett together, you can tell these guys have a clear vision for the commonwealth and really understand the potential of the natural gas industry.
Corbett said he sums up his philosophy in three words "Energy = Jobs"
Good they should have there faces rubbed in the sh!t they spread.
The environmental movement love to lie to the public and then get all bent out of shape when someone gets a little press pointing it out.
That article was a fun one to read. Our side does have some real fighters.
Thanks for posting.