July 28, 2014

Court Throws Out PA Statewide Zoning for Marcellus Shale Drilling

State cannot require local municipalities to allow gas drilling in areas that would conflict with their zoning rules
By Laura Olson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 26, 2012

HARRISBURG — A Commonwealth Court panel this morning threw out Pennsylvania’s attempt to establish statewide zoning for Marcellus Shale drilling, setting up a likely

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In PA, 3,355 Marcellus Violations between 2008 and 2011

On Verge of Historic Marcellus Shale Vote, PennEnvironment Study Finds 3,355 Marcellus Violations between 2008 and 2011

As the Pennsylvania state House takes up contentious Marcellus Shale legislation today, the PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center released a new study uncovering environmental violations by gas drillers in Pennsylvania over the last

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STOP PA House Bill 1659 – A BAD DEP Permitting Bill

PA lawmakers to vote on allowing natural gas industry to approve its own permits

You’ve heard of the fox running the henhouse, right? Usually, that’s an expression. It’s usually not “exactly” the case. But, if PA House Bill 1659 goes through, then the Marcellus industry will be in charge of … Continue reading

Gov. Corbett Turns Up Pressure on Neighbors

Lobbies states to open up Delaware River basin for gas drilling
By Tim Darragh, The Morning Call, June 18, 2012

Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration has been lobbying neighboring states to approve regulations to open the Delaware River basin to natural gas drilling, a plan that came to a screeching halt … Continue reading

Inventory of Oil and Gas Well Stray Gas Cases

Department of Environmental Protection

Bureau of Oil and Gas Management

Stray Natural Gas Migration Associated with Oil and Gas Wells

Click here to download the PA DEP document

Commercial oil production started in Pennsylvania in 1859 when Colonel Drake drilled the famous Drake well in Titusville .   From there, petroleum … Continue reading

PASA Asserts its Position in Favor of a Moratorium on Unconventional Gas Extraction

Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture Urges a Moratorium on Unconventional Gas Drilling
June 11, 2012

Promoting Profitable Farms that Produce Healthy Food for All
People while Respecting the Natural Environment
Statement on Unconventional Natural Gas Extraction
Adopted: June 11, 2012

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Report Reveals Few Penalties for Violating Gas Drilling Rules in PA

9 out of 10 drilling violations in 2011 received no fines from Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
By Clean Water Action

(Harrisburg) – Clean Water Action released a report today examining the enforcement actions taken in 2011 by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) against Marcellus Shale natural gas … Continue reading

PA ignoring their residents’ health complaints

By KEVIN BEGOS — Associated Press

The Pennsylvania Department of Health says it investigates every claim by residents that gas drilling has caused health problems, but several people say the agency’s actions don’t match its words.

Two western Pennsylvania residents told The Associated Press that health officials have fallen short … Continue reading

PA House Democrats Unveil ‘Marcellus Compact’ to Fix Flawed Shale Drilling Law

Six-point plan puts Pennsylvanians first, rather than the multi-billion-dollar oil and gas industry

HARRISBURG, April 30 – House Democrats today launched a renewed effort to fix Gov. Tom Corbett’s industry-friendly Marcellus Shale law (Act 13), offering a six-point plan – the Marcellus Compact.

Noting that the new law provides one … Continue reading

Judge Denies GOP Request to Intervene in Shale Lawsuit

Requests by top Republican legislators and the gas-drilling industry to participate in a lawsuit challenging the state’s Marcellus Shale law are denied.
By Karen Langley, Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau, April 21, 2012

HARRISBURG — A Commonwealth Court judge on Friday denied requests by top Republican legislators and the gas-drilling industry to … Continue reading