November 17, 2017

Studies Say Natural Gas Has Its Own Environmental Problems

By TOM ZELLER Jr., New York Times

Even as natural gas production in the United States increases and Washington gives it a warm embrace as a crucial component of America’s energy future, two coming studies try to poke holes in the clean-and-green reputation of natural gas. They suggest that the … Continue reading

Regulation Is Lax for Water from Gas Wells

By Ian Urbina, New York Times

The American landscape is dotted with hundreds of thousands of new wells and drilling rigs, as the country scrambles to tap into this century’s gold rush — for natural gas. The gas has always been there, of course, trapped deep underground in countless tiny … Continue reading

Gas Drilling Technique is Labeled Violation

Tom Zeller Jr., New York Times

Oil and gas service companies injected tens of millions of gallons of diesel fuel into onshore wells in more than a dozen states from 2005 to 2009, Congressional investigators have charged. Those injections appear to have violated the Safe Water Drinking Act, the investigators … Continue reading

Northeast Regulator Eases Proposed Natural Gas Drilling Curbs

By MIKE SORAGHAN of New York Times Greenwire

Regulators charged with protecting the watershed for New York City and the Philadelphia region today backed off from their toughest restrictions on Marcellus Shale drilling, but still proposed measures stricter than existing rules in nearby areas.

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) … Continue reading

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

Of Hydraulic Fracturing and Drinking Water

Of Hydraulic Fracturing and Drinking Water
By JEREMY MILLER, The New York Times, June 30, 2009, 10:17 am

A bill introduced earlier this month would bring federal oversight of hydraulic fracturing fluids – chemical mixtures pumped at high pressure into oil and gas wells in order to unlock deposits trapped … Continue reading