More than a dozen Pennsylvania residents were affected by water contamination caused by fracking. Construction Equipment reported that the Sunoco Pipeline temporarily halted construction during July 2017 after twelve Pennsylvania households reported contaminated well water. The affected families lived in West Whiteland and Uwchlan townships.
On March 28, the Pittsburgh City Paper conveyed the results of PennEnvironment’s fracking violations report. During the past eight years, fracking companies operating in Pennsylvania committed more than 4,350 environmental and public health violations. This translates to an average of 1.4 violations per day.
The Pennsylvania Senate recently voted to approve an amendment that would restrict state regulators from implementing some of the regulations set forth in the Marcellus Shale industry known as Chapter 78a, reported StateImpact.
In June 2016, Governor Tom Wolf signed a bill scrapping conventional drilling guidelines