QUESTION: Public Officials, Revolving Doors

question / pregunta: 

Recently, there was a large public meeting in North East PA where a gas industry rep (who had worked at the state DEP for many years until getting his new job) said mentioned that his company had hired many people from the DEP. How can I find out who these people are, at least potentially, and their numbers? The specific company was Cabot Oil & Gas, but there are many other companies that could be doing the same thing.
Thank you


Answer posted by:

I can't answer specifically as to numbers of DEP hires by Cabot, but here are some recent news stories about PA state government officials going to work for the gas industry:

Hi Mitch,

I did some searching on, which I've found to be a useful resource for these sorts of questions (money and politics, revolving doors). Here are a couple results which may be of interest:

You may be interested in these blog posts pointing out some of Cabot's many violations:

I also searched for coverage of the public meeting you mentioned. Some of these articles may point you to the information you need:

Good luck!