Green Party Of Pennsylvania Calls For The Resignation Of Acting Dep Secretary John Hanger

The Green Party of Pennsylvania denounces the statements of acting PA Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger and called for him to resign. Last week, Mr. Hanger said the economic benefits of drilling for gas in the Marcellus Shale were worth the 'inevitable' environmental damage, including poisoning of some residents' water sources. According to Reuters, "He acknowledged that some of the chemicals could be dangerous to human health but said that risk has to be weighed against the benefits that will come from the exploitation of what he called the 'enormous' gas reserves contained in the Marcellus Shale."