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What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, July 23, 2014:
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection failed to adequately track and respond to public complaints about water issues related to natural gas development, according to a report from State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale.
That was one of the findings that were critical of DEP’s regulation of the gas industry.
DEP responded by saying the audit covered the years 2009 through 2012 and is outdated.
StateImpact Pennsylvania reporter Marie Cusick and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter Laura Legere appear on Smart Talk Wednesday with more of what the audit says.
Marie Cusick, StateImpact Pennsylvania reporter
Unlike other lifecycle events such as weddings, birthdays, and graduations, funeral planning is sometimes regarded as unimportant or depressing, resulting with many people leaving it to be dealt with at the last minute by their loved ones.
On Wednesday’s Smart Talk, we will examine the burial planning process, its emotional and financial advantages, and how it can impact our future and our families.
Joining us in the studio to discuss the pre-planning process and how to get the conversation started will be Charles Miller, Central Pennsylvania Area Director for StoneMor Partners L.P.
For more information, go to burialplanning.com.
Charles Miller, Central Pennsylvania Area Director for StoneMor Partners L.P.
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