In early March, Pennsylvania Governor Wolf submitted his proposed budget.  The Department of Environmental Protection issued a new iteration of proposed revisions to the Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Regulations that has since appeared in the April 4 Pennsylvania Bulletin, 45 Pa. Bull. 1615.  Acting DEP Secretary John Quigley reportedly stated the Administration’s support for the Delaware River Basin Commission’s moratorium on natural gas development during a budget hearing.

Can one divine regulatory or enforcement priorities from these developments?

My Pennsylvania Law Weekly column for March tried.  Read The Budget, New Regulations and the Fear of Fracking, 38 Pa. L. Weekly 292 (Mar. 31, 2015), by clicking here.