Interdisciplinary and cross-media huh?
The complaint is sometimes made that environmental regulatory agencies aren’t there to prevent pollution; they’re there to permit pollution, and collect a fee for it. Right now, it looks like that’s what’s going on in Pennsylvania. Those who are confident that it’s fine to welcome drilling into our backyards because the regulators will protect our precious resources should take heed. And those who would like to see things change might want to start looking forward to next year’s elections, and a change in Pennsylvania state government. Because that’s probably what it would take to change the regulatory culture.