April 21, 2015

The Economic Benefits and Costs of Frac-Sand Mining

A report on Frac-Sand Mining in West Central Wisconsin prepared for Wisconsin Farmers Union, Wisconsin Towns Association and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Executive Summary

A new technology to extract oil and natural gas from geological formations that lack the porosity to allow the oil and natural gas … Continue reading

Gas Extraction Causing Earthquakes

Exploitation of Groningen gas field causing ground to settle and 1,000’s of earthquakes

This is not about shale gas but about conventional gas: the huge gas field in the northern Dutch province Groningen. See here a very good infographic of the story:

View infographic by Kor Dwarshuis

A joint venture … Continue reading

Corbett’s Own Witness Lukewarm to More Gas Leasing in State Forests and Parks

It’s bad when your own witness doesn’t really support you, and that was Governor Tom Corbett’s case in Commonwealth Court
By Donald Gilliland, The Patriot-News, June 3, 2014

Frack WellIt’s bad when your own witness doesn’t really support you, and that was Governor Tom Corbett’s case in Commonwealth Court on Tuesday.… Continue reading

Gas Drillers Should Minimize Impact on Nature, Poll Says

A majority of those polled say conservation of natural habitats and water resources should be a higher priority than shale gas development
By Don Hopey, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 1, 2013

Results of a poll by The Nature Conservancy in the six-state Marcellus Shale gas region of the Appalachians indicate strong … Continue reading

Landscape Disturbance of Gas Exploration

Measuring Landscape Disturbance of Gas Exploration in 4 More PA Counties
By US Geological Survey, November 21, 2013

Landscape change in Pennsylvania’s Sullivan, Wyoming, Armstrong and Indiana counties resulting from construction of well pads, new roads and pipelines for natural gas and coalbed methane exploration is being documented to help … Continue reading