WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Energy Department yesterday slashed its previous estimate of natural gas reserves in the Marcellus shale formation by 66 percent. Increased shale gas activity within states such as Pennsylvania during the previous two years has provided [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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
Effective yesterday, customers of National Fuel will see a decrease of 8.2% in the cost of natural gas. The decrease lowers an average montly bill from $93 to $85. National Fuel says the decrease in rates is a direct result [...]
PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that Dominion Boulevard Partners LLC has settled alleged violations of Clean Water Act regulations designed to protect waterways from polluted stormwater. Dominion will pay a $51,000 penalty for allegedly allowing storm [...]
COUDERSPORT – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) hold a Town Meeting in Coudersport, PA on August 31. Watch part 1 of 2 below. Part 2 is currently being processed.
USGS findings show gas reserves only contain 20% of recent estimates Yesterday, the U.S. Geological Survey updated its 2002 estimate of natural gas resources contained within the Marcellus Shale. From the USGS: 84 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered, technically recoverable natural [...]
Colorado television station exposes gas industry coverup Before 42-year-old Jose Lara of Rifle died, he recorded a six-hour deposition detailing his work in the natural gas industry. “If I would have known the damage those tanks would do to me, [...]
An op-ed response to proposed federal laws and regulations A lifelong environmental activist, teacher, business owner, and writer, Barbara Jarmoska is the founder and president of Freshlife, a natural products supermarket in Williamsport, PA. Barb serves on the Board of [...]
SCRANTON – State Sen. John P. Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today joined the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute at Lackawanna College to announce a $75,000 state grant to conduct a health survey in the areas of Northeastern Pennsylvania affected by Marcellus shale drilling [...]