Ten years ago, developers were building terminals to import liquefied natural gas, experts predicted production increases of less than 1 percent annually, and insufficient pipelines into New England during the cold winter sent prices soaring.
After reading Jan Murphy's article, "Which release is worse - radiation or information on radiation? DEP told to hand over data on well sites," we realized that we were not clear in our response to Murphy's inquiry on the TENORM study; and I want to stress a point that was not made evident.
The Corbett administration will not sign any new natural gas leases under state parks and forests until at least this fall under an agreement with an environmental group that was submitted in court on Thursday.
An appeals court on Thursday curbed the state's power over local zoning rules that target the growing gas-drilling industry but upheld parts of Pennsylvania's revamped oil and gas laws involving notification of spills, eminent domain and medical records.