Michael Krancer is a partner at Blank Rome LLP. Prior to rejoining Blank Rome, He served as secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) under Governor Tom Corbett. During his tenure, Krancer oversaw the environmentally responsible development of shale natural gas in Pennsylvania and was a key member of the Governor’s team that attracted new and environmentally sensitive economic development to the Commonwealth.
Krancer was a litigation partner with Blank Rome from 1992 to 1999. He served as judge, chief judge and chairman of Pennsylvania’s Environmental Hearing Board (EHB) and assistant general counsel to Exelon Corporation. At Exelon, Krancer was responsible for environmental health and safety matters, as well as energy policy development and government relations for the company.
As a prominent and popular speaker and writer, Krancer is widely recognized for his practical thought leadership on a wide range of energy policy issues, including the emerging, global geopolitical importance of Pennsylvania shale gas and energy resources; federal and state regulation of shale gas extraction, LNG export potential and the future of America’s energy revolution.
Krancer serves on the board of directors of Inn Dwelling, a non-profit faith-based initiative corporation associated with St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. He has worked with Inn Dwelling high school students as a volunteer writing skills coach. He also serves on the board of trustees of Neumann University, a private Catholic co-educational University in the Franciscan tradition in Aston, Delaware County, and on the board and as vice president of the Riverbend Environmental Education Center in Gladwyne, PA.
Krancer has a B.A. from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from Washington & Lee School of Law.