GRAND JURY CONCLUDES FRACKING INVESTIGATION
After a 2 year investigation of the state’s Marcellus Shale Exploration industry, attorney general Josh Shapiro found systematic failures in the state department regulating that industry. According to the sun gazette the report noted that the the Department of Environmental Protection and state department of health did not police or investigate environmental complaints and didn’t collect health data or warn the public when they were at risk. 8 recommendations were issued including distance requirements to residents and more transparency in day to day operations and chemicals being used.
ZONING COMMITTEE APPROVES CAT SHELTER
The City Zoning Hearing Board has recently approved a no kill cat shelter operated by the LAPS to open at 610 Washington Blvd. According to the sun gazette Gary Knarr said that the 3 – 0 vote in favor of the shelter was recently made by Marylou Baldys, Janett McDermott and Michele Frey. The project must still be approved by city council before beginning operations but further zoning approval is no longer necessary.