Tag Archives: Marcellus Shale

It’s Great to Have Gas

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2014/january/its-great-have-gas Jan 17, 2014 02:32 pm | Sharon Ward A new report out from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University gives Pennsylvania low marks for its finances, placing it 42nd nationally in overall fiscal condition and 47th … Continue reading

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Stop Cove Point Rally (Fracked Gas Pipeline for Export)—February 20, Baltimore, MD

In the same way TransCanada is trying to force the Keystone XL pipeline on America’s heartland, the Virginia-based company Dominion Resources is trying to force “Cove Point” on Maryland. Cove Point is a radical proposal to take fracked gas from … Continue reading

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Proposed PA Regs Inadequately Protect Public Lands from Drilling

Posted at http://johnhquigley.blogspot.com/2013/08/proposed-pa-regs-inadequately-protect.html Yesterday, Pennsylvania’s Environmental Quality Board approved – over industry objections – a modest update of Pennsylvania’s drilling regulations.  While it contains some good provisions like requiring identification of abandoned wells, others, in my view, leave a lot to be desired. I want to focus … Continue reading

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Science, Democracy, and Community Decisions on Fracking–July 25, Webcast

From the Union of Concerned Scientists (http://www.ucsusa.org): A Lewis M. Branscomb Forum Date: Thursday, July 25 Time: 2:00-5:00 p.m. PDT/5:00-8:00 p.m. EDT Location: UCLA (available via webcast) Register today at http://www.ucsusa.org/center-for-science-and-democracy/events/community-decisions-on-fracking.html. Featured speakers will include: Felicia Marcus, chair of the … Continue reading

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Pennsylvanians Shortchanged by Drilling Fee that Fails to Keep Pace with Gas Production

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): Moderate severance tax on gas production could generate over $1 billion by end of decade HARRISBURG, PA (June 18, 2013) – Last week, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission reported that natural gas … Continue reading

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Proceed with Caution: Report on PA’s Energy Future Makes Unreliable Economic Claims

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): HARRISBURG, PA (December 21, 2012) — Sharon Ward, Director of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, responded to the recent U.S. Chamber of Commerce/IHS report, America’s New Energy Future: The Unconventional Oil … Continue reading

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Learn to Document Fracking Problems in PA—December 18, Harrisburg

From Clean Water Action PA (http://www.cleanwateraction.org/pa): Part of the difficulty of dealing with the effects offFracking on our communities is documenting the problems that exist. Frac Tracker is a vital part of the struggle to figure out what is going on. … Continue reading

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State Representative Calls for Probe of DEP Water Testing Reports

Thursday, November 01, 2012 (posted at http://old.post-gazette.com/pg/12306/1273700-503.stm) By Don Hopey, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has created incomplete lab reports and used them to dismiss complaints that Marcellus Shale gas development operations have contaminated residential water supplies … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Municipality Support for Legal Challenge to Act 13 Growing

From the Delaware Riverkeeper Network (http://www.delawareriverkeeper.org/): Sixty Seven Municipalities Go on Record Opposing Municipal Preemption Commonwealth of Pennsylvania – As the reality of Pennsylvania’s Act 13 sets in at the local level in Pennsylvania, there is a groundswell of disapproval.  … Continue reading

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Detritus of Pennsylvania’s Shale Gas Boom

From the Sierra Club (http://pennsylvania.sierraclub.org/): By Edward Humes The supple hills of Southwestern Pennsylvania, once known for their grassy woodlands, red barns, and one-stoplight villages, bristle with new landmarks these days: drilling rigs, dark green condensate tanks, fields of iron … Continue reading

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