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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.

 

01.07.15

Pennsylvania's Unconventional Drilling Process

This video, from PA Dept. of Environmental Protection, explains the complex unconventional drilling process in an easy-to-understand and visual format, and details how PA DEP regulates the unconventional drilling process.

 

01.06.15

The Impact of Marcellus Shale Development on Health and Health Care

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania commissioned a Marcellus Shale Impacts study, the second looking at health and health care.

 

01.06.15

Forced pooling policies remain unclear in Pennsylvania's shale plays

The first modern test case of a controversial section of Pennsylvania's dusty Oil and Gas Conservation Law ended with a fizzle in 2014 when the drilling company that sought to use it withdrew its application.

 

01.05.15

Filling begins for gas pipeline ending at Marcus Hook.

The first barrels in a potentially huge wave of natural gas liquids have started moving down a pipeline toward Marcus Hook, Pa., and a site straddling the Pennsylvania-Delaware border, although Sunoco Logistics is keeping details close.

 

01.05.15

Miami University study links earthquakes and drilling, suggests partnership to detect fault lines

Increased monitoring of seismic activity could help prevent earthquakes near hydraulic fracturing sites, which can upset unknown fault lines underground, say the authors of a study that finds a link between earthquakes and drilling.

 

12.30.14

Improving Chesco pipeline website, and helping other counties adopt similar protocols

Tom Casey continuously fields calls and e-mails from anxious people asking about pipeline projects and safety, and the meaning of a right of way.

 

12.30.14

Natural gas glut puts brakes on WV's boom times

Scattered along the western part of Tyler County (W VA) are newly quiet natural gas drilling rigs, their pumps no longer moving up and down like a 24/7 see-saw.

 

12.30.14

Chesapeake agrees to increase gas lease settlement to $11M

Chesapeake Appalachia LLC has agreed to increase payment from $7.5 million to $11 million to settle a class-action lawsuit with natural gas leaseholders who claimed the company wrongly charged them post production fees, according to court documents.