January 19, 2018

Report: Well drilling violations near 1,500 for Marcellus Shale

Report: Well drilling violations near 1,500 for Marcellus Shale
By Don Hopey, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A new report by the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association said the state has identified 1,435 violations by 43 Marcellus Shale drilling companies since January 2008, prompting environmental groups to call for quick legislative action to protect … Continue reading

1,200 hear Marcellus Shale debate

EPA hearing in Southpointe one of four nationwide
By Don Hopey, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Concerns about the risk of water contamination and public health problems from Marcellus Shale drilling dominated a sometimes loud U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hearing in Southpointe attended by 1,200 people Thursday night.

Although EPA officials told those … Continue reading

Under Siege by Marcellus Marauders

Pennsylvania must adequately regulate and tax gas companies before opening the Marcellus Shale to rampaging exploitationBy Charles McCollester, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sunday, June 13, 2010

Pennsylvanians are only slowly becoming aware that we are under siege. More than a thousand Marcellus Shale drill sites are in the works, with tens … Continue reading

Accidents Bring Calls to Suspend Shale Drilling

Accidents bring calls to suspend shale drilling
By Don Hopey, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Serious accidents at Marcellus shale natural gas drilling operations in Pennsylvania and West Virginia over the past five days have prompted sanctions against one Texas-based drilling company, support for tighter federal regulations and even … Continue reading

Marcellus Shale Well Shoots Gas into Sky for Hours

State to probe cause of accident in Clearfield County
By Torsten Ove, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Saturday, June 05, 2010

Natural gas and drilling fluids escaped for hours from an out-of-control Marcellus shale well in a remote area of Clearfield County before it was finally capped about noon Friday, prompting a state … 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

Sudden Death of Ecosystem Ravages Long Creek

‘Everything is being killed’: 161 aquatic species have died along Dunkard Creek
By Don Hopey, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sunday, September 20, 2009

Just 20 days ago, Dunkard Creek, which meanders lazily back and forth across the border of Pennsylvania and West Virginia, was one of the most ecologically diverse streams in … Continue reading

Drilling stalled in Allegheny National Forest

Drilling stalled in Allegheny National Forest
By Don Hopey, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Monday, March 16, 2009

CLARION — The U.S. Forest Service hasn’t OK’d any new gas or oil wells in the Allegheny National Forest for almost two months, delaying oil and gas development and causing at least one company to … Continue reading