Local politics will out, unless there is a federal “bear in the closet.” As an example, we see

a new policy at the state Department of Environmental Protection requiring Marcellus shale drilling inspectors to get authorization to issue violations.

Enacted March 31 by DEP Secretary Nominee Michael Krancer, the policy requires Marcellus shale inspectors to get prior authorization for citations from two department heads and the secretary.
We are also told that
Inspectors issued 14,000 violations between 2008 and 2010.
Astounding. That’s way to many to review, and reflects a need to regroup and figure out what the heck is going on.