DEP secretary will step down to practice law
HARRISBURG — Governor Tom Corbett announced today Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Mike Krancer will step down. Krancer will leave the job on April 15th to return home to Montgomery County to practice law.
Corbett appointed Krancer to his cabinet in January 2011, where Krancer oversaw the reorganization of the agency. In April 2011, Krancer and the governor issued a call to Marcellus Shale operators to stop delivering shale gas drilling wastewater to plants that were not equipped to treat it.
Krancer said, “I was grateful to serve and assure that natural gas and energy development happened in an environmentally sound and responsible manner.” It is not yet known who will be appointed to replace Krancer. (Ali Stevens)