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01.19.15

Critics call methane proposal hot air

A new presidential proposal meant to limit the release of greenhouse gases in natural gas drilling is drawing praise from environmentalists and criticism from others who fear it could quiet Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale boom.

 

01.16.15

High radiation not a byproduct of shale drilling, DEP finds

A multiyear study by the state Department of Environmental Protection has found there is a low risk of radiation exposure related to Pennsylvania shale gas development.

 

01.16.15

Penske Truck Leasing Awarded Pa. Grants for Natural Gas Trucks

Penske Truck Leasing has accepted $1.5 million in Act 13 grants from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to complement the purchase of compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks as part of its sustainability efforts.

 

01.15.15

Radiation from gas drilling little threat to Pa workers, state finds

Naturally occurring radiation that gas drilling brings to the surface in Pennsylvania poses little threat to workers or the public, though industries should pay close attention to wastewater spills and disposal of certain items in landfills, a state review determined.

 

01.14.15

PGT Trucking Unveils Five New CNG Trucks

On January 6th, one of the largest flatbed carriers in the country, PGT Trucking Inc., unveiled five new compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks, which are the first for the trucking company.

 

01.14.15

Majority of county residents support cracker plant despite environmental concerns

A majority of Beaver County residents surveyed by the Clean Air Council about Shell Chemicals' proposed ethane cracker plant said they were concerned about its environmental impact.

 

01.14.15

16 Amazing Facts About Natural Gas

Read these 16 facts about natural gas from Statoil, the second largest supplier of natural gas to the European market.

 

01.12.15

Agriculture and Energy: Powering Pa.'s Economy

The 99th annual Pennsylvania Farm Show - "the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the nation, with nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial exhibits" - kicked off this weekend in Harrisburg with much fanfare.

 

01.07.15

Pa. court rules state agency can OK drilling beneath public land

Commonwealth Court on Wednesday upheld a Pennsylvania agency's authority to lease public land for natural gas drilling and rejected an environmental activist's challenges to how the state is spending money gleaned from those agreements.

 

01.07.15

The Impact of Marcellus Shale Development on Health and Health Care

Little is known about the potential human health effects of Marcellus Shale drilling and related development activities. It is likely that different phases of drilling and development may affect human health differently; some aspects of drilling may impact health directly and other health effects may be indirect.