News

07.24.12

Bicyclists protest 'fracking' on trip through Somerset County

Twelve participants in the Tour de FRACK, or Freedom Ride for Awareness & Community Knowledge, rode their bicycles through Rockwood this week to bring attention to the side effects of hydraulic fracturing.

 

07.23.12

GE to develop home fueling for natural gas cars

General Electric Co. said that it will work to develop a cheap and fast way to refuel natural gas cars at home with the help of government research money.

 

07.22.12

Experts: Some fracking critics use bad science

Critics of fracking often raise alarms about groundwater pollution, air pollution, and cancer risks, and there are still many uncertainties. But some of the claims have little -- or nothing -- to back them.

 

07.20.12

Hempfield unlikely to take a side on Act 13's shale well fees

The Hempfield Township supervisors likely will not take a position on controversial Act 13, which imposes impact fees on Marcellus shale drillers, at least until the Commonwealth Court rules on the law's constitutionality.

 

07.20.12

State's gas boom comes to town with first Utica Shale well in county

Work on one Utica Shale natural gas well has already started and, soon, there’s expected to be a second.

 

07.19.12

Fracking Isn't As Messy Or Dangerous As Everyone Thinks

The remarkable thing about extracting shale gas, says Bruce Niemeyer, Chevron's regional boss, is "the absence of anything remarkable going on" above the ground.

 

07.18.12

Proposed Natural gas pipeline unveiled to Susquehanna County residents

The proposed $750 million Constitution Pipeline, a joint venture between Cabot Oil & Gas and Williams Partners, was unveiled to Susquehanna County residents.

 

07.17.12

Commission suspends water withdrawals on low river levels

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission on Monday expanded the list of suspended water withdrawals from 37 to 64, affecting natural gas exploration companies, golf courses and other businesses with permits to take water from rivers or streams.

 

07.13.12

Natural Gas Boom Hints At U.S. Energy Sufficiency

After decades of rising prices, hostile foreign suppliers and warnings that Americans will have to bicycle to work, the world faces the possibility of vast amounts of cheap, plentiful fuel. And the source for much of this new supply? The U.S.

 

07.11.12

Marcellus Shale Task Force meeting postponed

The Pike County Marcellus Shale Task Force meeting scheduled for July 18 has been postponed until further notice. This change will provide opportunity for more information to be obtained on two important issues related to Marcellus Shale activity in Pike County and the Upper Delaware watershed.