Westchestesr/Rockland Newsday reports on a trip NY State Senator David Carlucci took to view hydrofracking sites in PA, a trip that has increased his determination to push a bill he has introduced to delay any permits on hydrofracking until three studies on health and environmental impacts have been completed.
The Texas Tribune reported yesterday on legislative attempts to address the damage done to Texas roads by drilling:
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“The Texas Department of Transportation has estimated that maintaining infrastructure impacted by the drilling boom will cost $4 billion a year. Advocates are urging lawmakers to tap the state’s Rainy Day Fund
The state Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation banning the use of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas exploration in New Jersey.
The 33-1 vote came after Sen. Joseph Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) unsuccessfully asked for a five-year moratorium instead of an outright ban.
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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
New York isn’t allowing any horizontal drilling in the Marcellus Shale just yet, but that hasn’t stopped some companies from planning ahead. Epsilon Energy is drilling into the Oriskany (just below the Marcellus layer) and at the last meeting with the Van Etten … Continue reading