HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority and the Department of Environmental Protection announced today they will host an auction March 21, 2012, for the sale and purchase of nutrient credits in the Susquehanna and Potomac watersheds. The auction will [...]
WILKES-BARRE — Under an agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, a sewage treatment plant operator must surrender his operator’s certificate due to several violations found in the wastewater systems at three mobile home parks in Berks, Lehigh and [...]
DEP Fines Appalachia Midstream Nearly $20,000 for Erosion, Sediment Violations at Bradford County Compressor Station
WILLIAMSPORT — The Department of Environmental Protection has fined Appalachia Midstream Services LLC of Horseheads, N.Y., Chesapeake Energy’s pipeline division, $19,510 for numerous erosion- and sediment-control violations originally found last winter at its compressor station in Albany Township, Bradford County. [...]
We’ve all heard the bedtime rhyme, “Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite.” While the nursery rhyme-like salutation may conjure up cute and cuddly Hollywood creatures, there is nothing cute or cuddly about bed bugs.
by Melissa Troutman The Public Herald – publicherald.org What if a predrill water well test conducted during the biggest boom for natural gas became meaningless? Predrill water tests create background or ‘baseline’ data — a ‘signature’ of what’s in water. [...]
A Web-based seminar sponsored by Penn State Extension and the College of Agricultural Sciences will examine how Marcellus Shale natural-gas development is affecting forestland in Pennsylvania. The 75-minute webinar will begin at 1 p.m. on Dec. 15. Presenters will be [...]
by Melissa Troutman on December 5, 2011 If the case of groundwater contamination by natural gas drilling in Dimock, Pennsylvania sets precedent for how the state deals with damaged private water wells, they may not require that the party responsible for the contamination restore your water [...]
Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett today thanked members of the House for passing House Bill 1950. “This strong Marcellus Shale package, which promotes job growth, protects the environment and includes a responsible impact fee, incorporates many of the recommendations of the Marcellus Shale [...]
Congressional Hearing Explores Federal Oversight Options The following is a news release from the PA Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP): HARRISBURG — States where hydraulic fracturing is taking place are properly overseeing the activity and do not need federal interference, [...]
by Ron Slabe Two bills in the Pennsylvania legislature would preempt all local ordinances attempting to regulate Marcellus drilling in their municipalities and replace them with weak state regulations allowing Marcellus drilling even in residential areas. These bills are an [...]
Happening now in the PA House; debate over Marcellus Shale Legislation. Watch it live below. Watch live streaming video from pahousegop at livestream.com Join the debate below.
“Plan is a Missed Opportunity That May Never Come Again” PHILADELPHIA - State Sen. Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) strongly opposed the Republican Marcellus Shale plan that was approved by the Senate yesterday. Hughes stated that the shale tax plan will make [...]
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today released the following statement: HARRISBURG — The Department of Environmental Protection is working to more consistently enforce natural gas drilling regulations in various regions of the state, DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said [...]
A controversial Bill aimed at regulating and taxing the Natural Gas industry, sponsored by Senator Joe Scarnati, today passed the Senate. The Bill, which proponents say establishes reasonable fees on gas drilling while establishing strong environmental safeguards, has come under [...]
STATE GAME LAND 59, Pa. — For those who have ever stalked deer, turkey and bear here in “God’s Country” in north central Pennsylvania, this hunting season is like no other