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After Krancer doggy comment, Delaware lobs back

"I'm not sure the governor gives a frack about his comments," Delaware official says.

After Krancer doggy comment, Delaware lobs back

Back atcha, Delaware is saying to Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Mike Krancer.

On Tuesday, Krancer said at a meeting in Wayne County that Delaware "smells like the tail of a dog" because of its opposition to natural gas drilling regulations proposed for the Delaware River Basin.  A commission that oversees the basin has instituted a moratorium until rules can be adopted.

A spokesman for Delaware Gov. Jack Markell has responded. 

"I'm not sure the governor gives a frack about his comments," Brian Selander  told the Wilmington News-Journal. "Pennsylvania's chief environmental officer spewing noxious rhetoric into Delaware does little to inspire confidence that his office has the inclination or competence to ensure this drilling is done in a manner that protects Delaware's water resources."

Meanwhile, there remains no clarification about Krancer's other comment -- that Delaware is shaped  like a dog with a tail.

 

Sandy Bauers Inquirer GreenSpace Columnist
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GreenSpace is about environmental issues and green living. Bauers also writes a biweekly GreenSpace column about environmental health issues for the Inquirer’s Sunday “Health” section.

Sandy Bauers is the environment reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, where she has worked for more than 20 years as a reporter and editor. She lives in northern Chester County with her husband, two cats, a large vegetable garden and a flock of pet chickens.

Reach Sandy at sbauers@phillynews.com.

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