April 19, 2014

State Decision Blocks Drilling for Gas in Catskills

State Decision Blocks Drilling for Gas in Catskills
By MIREYA NAVARRO, The New York Times, April 23, 2010

New York State environmental officials announced on Friday that they would impose far stricter regulations on a controversial type of natural gas drilling in the upstate area that supplies most of New … Continue reading

Tainted Water Spurs Evacuations

Tainted Water Spurs Evacuations
By BEN CASSELMAN, The Wall Street Journal, April 21, 2010

Hundreds of people living near a natural-gas drilling site in northwest Louisiana have been forced to evacuate their homes after gas seeped into their drinking water.

Authorities in Caddo Parish evacuated at least 135 homes just … Continue reading

Where are all the Marcellus Shale jobs? Some say predictions weren’t based in reality.

Bill Toland, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Marcellus Shale field – the mammoth layer of deeply buried natural gas that runs across Pennsylvania and into neighboring Appalachian states – has promised to be an employment generator par excellence, creating tens of thousands of jobs each year in Pennsylvania, and as many as … Continue reading

Broad Scope of EPA’s Fracturing Study Raises Ire of Gas Industry

Broad Scope of EPA’s Fracturing Study Raises Ire of Gas Industry
by Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica, April 7, 2010, 7:09 a.m.

A federal study of hydraulic fracturing set to begin this spring is expected to provide the most expansive look yet at how the natural gas drilling process can affect drinking … Continue reading