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04.09.14

Court blocks use of eminent domain on pipeline to pass through Lancaster County

York County landowners affected by the same proposed Marcellus Shale pipeline that would run through Clay and West Cocalico townships in Lancaster County have won a court battle blocking Sunoco Logistics from condemning their land.

 

04.09.14

State Senate approves Sen. Yaw landowner protection bills

Three bills expanding the rights of landowners who are currently leased with natural gas companies were approved recently with strong bipartisan support by the full state Senate, according to prime sponsor, Senator Gene Yaw (R-23).

 

04.09.14

Marcellus Shale helping to fuel Ontario

Canadian Consul General John F. Prato said natural gas from the Marcellus region is playing a big role in Ontario: Just under 30 percent of the natural gas used daily in the province coming from the Marcellus Shale.

 

04.04.14

Environmental Rights & Marcellus Shale: five questions answered

In December the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling that overturned as unconstitutional key sections of Act 13, the law passed in 2012 to regulate drilling in the Marcellus Shale.

 

04.04.14

Shell, prospective neighbors of petrochemical plant in Potter, Beaver County, to meet

Royal Dutch Shell plc officials will host two public meetings April 16 to update the public about the multi-billion-dollar petrochemical plant it may build in Potter, Beaver County.

 

04.04.14

DEP says air emissions from gas drilling flat

Air pollutants emitted by Pennsylvania's natural gas industry stayed relatively level in 2012 despite more pipeline and processing companies being required to report information to the state, environmental regulators told an air quality advisory board on Thursday.

 

04.03.14

Downingtown woman develops source of pipeline information

Lynda and Steve Farrell moved into their stone house on the side of a hill, their "nook in the woods," in Downingtown one Friday in June 1992. The next morning, they woke up to a bulldozer in the grassy field of their front yard.

 

04.03.14

Shale industry leaders: Billions of dollars possible for local businesses

The word of the day was "opportunity" at the Widener University Small Business Develpoment Center on Wednesday as leaders from the Marcellus Shale industry told local businesspeople that there are billions of dollars available to dedicated entrepreneurs.

 

04.03.14

Pa. Farm Bureau takes on natural gas drilling companies in royalty disputes

Disputes over royalty payments for oil and natural gas drilling have involved several farmers in rural parts of the state. The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau is now calling on lawmakers to take action.

 

03.31.14

Shale gas drilling could be boost to Allegheny County parks

At Deer Lakes Park, the toilets don't flush. The bathroom buildings are boarded up. When it rained during Rhonda Russell grandson's birthday party, garbage bags stapled over holes in pavilion roofs leaked, making her, her grandson and his friend dodge water drops during dinner.