PIOGA’s Response to PADEP’s 2021 Oil and Gas Annual Report and HB 2644 Lapsing Statement Report

In January 2023, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection issued two reports that include statistics and information about the oil and gas industry between 2017 and 2021, which purport to provide a snapshot of the industry. The 2021 Oil and Gas Annual Report and the report generated in response to Governor Wolf’s lapsing statement for House Bill 2644 (Act 96 of 2022) (Recommendation Report), however, fail to provide a complete or accurate picture of the industry, in part because they do not explain the realities behind the numbers or include descriptions of the good work of the conventional oil and gas industry to address environmental issues collaboratively.

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