John Hanger, Pennsylvania's outgoing Secretary of Environmental Protection (DEP), leaves a strong foundation of economic expansion and environmental protection for his successors, and we hope that the incoming administration continues his legacy of approaching the issues based on sound facts.
Horizontal drilling, also known as directional drilling, is the quiet genius whose numerous achievements are not always publicly touted. This technology, equal in importance to hydraulic fracturing, enables companies to extract trillions of cubic feet of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently announced its shortlist for documentaries to considered for an Oscar nomination, and "Gasland" unfortunately made this list.
Halliburton has recently launched a new website listing the chemicals used in its Pennsylvania fracturing fluids, many of which can also be found in consumer products.
The use of road bonding is increasing as the use of heavy equipment for natural gas drilling increases. Road bonds are a performance bond to ensure that damage caused by large vehicles and frequent truck traffic is repaired.