Posted: June 28, 2013
From: Representative Jesse White
To: All House members
Subject: Prohibiting Deduction of “Post-Production” Costs From Oil and Gas Royalty Payments to Leaseholders
In the near future, I plan to legislation designed to protect the royalty … Continue reading
The call-in day is set for June 5th to PA State Senators to stress support of a moratorium on gas and oil drilling using hydraulic fracturing. Did you know that recent polls show that 59% of Pennsylvanians view fracking as a major risk to water resources? On June 5, call … Continue reading
By Dory Hippauf, No Fracking Way, May 30, 2013
Federal and State agents from the IRS, FBI, PA Attorney General’s office and Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) raided Minuteman Environmental Services (MES) around 9am on Wednesday (May 29, … Continue reading
By Susan Phillips, StateImpact, May 24, 2013
See the PA DEP Determination Letters that DCS has Obtained (independent of the Times-Tribune’s efforts and after the court cases they filed were settled)
Here’s a key question amid Pennsylvania’s natural … Continue reading
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.
Interesting that … 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
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.
Part 1 … Continue reading