Scrap veteran named Pa. environmental secretary

Mar 24, 2011 | 01:34 PM | Michael Marley

Tags  scrap, Richard Allan, Tom Corbett, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, DCNR, Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett will nominate former scrap industry executive Richard J. Allan as secretary of the state’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).

Allan is currently serving as acting secretary of the DCNR, pending confirmation of his appointment by the state Senate. Pennsylvania’s DCNR maintains and preserves the state’s parks. It also manages 2.1 million acres of state forest land and is charged with monitoring the increasing number of Marcellus Shale natural gas wells being drilled on state forestland.....

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