By Laura Legere, the times-tribune.com, May 19, 2013
May 20, 2013
A number of us heard the news release from the Binghamton NPR station earlier tonight that the PA DEP has decided that the gas in Matt and Tammy Manning’s Franklin Forks water well is NOT from any gas well drilled by WPX but is instead from biogenic sources.
Interesting that … Continue reading
For Immediate Release – April 16, 2013
Jay Sweeney, Green Party of Pennsylvania, 570-587-3603
Melissa Troutman, Mountain Watershed Association, 724-455-4200
Earth Day Protest at PA Regional DEP Offices
Monday, April 22, 2013 in
Wilkes-Barre, Williamsport, Meadville, Norristown, Pittsburgh and Harrisburg
On April 22, a state-wide Earth … Continue reading
Secretary Michael Krancer is leaving the PA DEP to chair the Energy, Petrochemical and Natural Resources Practice of the law firm Blank Rome, in another example of the revolving door between the gas industry and regulators.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 22, 2013
STATEMENT OF JOHN HANGER
ON RESIGNATION OF … Continue reading
This bill would make it a felony to photograph fracking industry operations. Steve Todd has started a petition to the PA House against the bill. Please consider signing it:
PA House Bill 683 (HB683: Haluska, Metzgar, Barrar, M. K. Keller, Hess, Moul, Fleck, … Continue reading
The oil and gas industry frequently argues that fracking means jobs. This appears to be especially true for former regulators and other public officials in Pennsylvania.
Its contents remain mostly a mystery. But fracking wastewater has revealed one of its secrets: It can be highly radioactive. And yet no agency really regulates its handling, transport or disposal. A four-part series on radiation in fracking wastewater by Rachel Morgan of the Beaver County Times.
Part 1 … Continue reading
The idea is only as good as the company, the requested scope (including how and where testing is done) and the review of the draft study.
Earthworks Oil and Gas Accountability Project published a scathing 124-page report this week, “Breaking All the Rules: the Crisis in Oil & Gas Regulatory Enforcement.”
The content of the report is
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