By Laura Legere, the times-tribune.com, May 19, 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.
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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
By Public Accountability Initiative, Feb. 20, 2013
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.
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By Rachel Morgan, timesonline, Jan. 26, 2013
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.
By Don Hopey, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Nov. 1, 2012
By Steve Horn, DeSmogBlog.com, Sept. 27, 2012
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
By Robert Swift, thetimes-tribune.com, Sept. 26, 2012
A Senate Republican leader is drafting a bill to create a panel to address … Continue reading
By Timothy McNulty, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept. 17, 2012
Pittsburgh City Council will file a legal brief next week supporting the Commonwealth Court decision throwing out statewide zoning for Marcellus Shale drilling, which will be weighed by the state Supreme Court next … Continue reading