Riverkeeper can pursue Act 13 challenge

An environmental group can pursue a legal challenge to eminent domain provisions in the state natural gas drilling impact fee law, thanks to a recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling.



Westmoreland County towns get less money from shale drilling this year

Westmoreland County and most of its municipalities received less in impact fees from Marcellus Shale gas wells this year than they did in 2012, but the fees are helping local officials keep property tax rates stable.



County approves contract to convert vehicles to natural gas

The county's dream of starting a natural gas vehicle fleet is starting to come to fruition.



Public hearing set on proposed gas and oil regulation changes

Fracking's rules are about to change. For members of the public who want to weigh in before the draft regulations become final, the Environmental Quality Board will hold a public hearing 6 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Pennsylvania College of Technology Klump Academic Center.



Natural gas lines go through lives, too

If approved by federal regulators, a 200,000-pound drill would be erected on their property and bore underground in two directions, creating one segment of Columbia Gas' Eastside Expansion Project. In all, the project calls for adding two nine-mile loops of pipeline, impacting 119 landowners in Chester County and 45 in Gloucester County, N.J.



Somerset company Keystone Drill Services innovates to leave diesel

Within the next month, a new electric line will start bringing 23,000 volts of electricity into the headquarters of Keystone Drill Services LLC.



New Compressed Natural Gas Station Fills A Gap In Central PA

Pennsylvania-based Clinton County Solid Waste Authority has opened to the public its new compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station, located at the Wayne Township Landfill in McElhattan, Pa.



Grant Funding Now Available As A Result Of Marcellus Shale Impact Fees

In 2012, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed Act 13 into law, which authorized Pennsylvania counties to impose an impact fee on Marcellus Shale gas wells.



Natural gas fill-ups coming to trucking company's Richland terminal

A local trucking company switching its truck fleet to natural gas will be able to refuel at its Richland terminal soon. And so will the public...



Grant Funding Now Available As A Result Of Marcellus Shale Impact Fees

Over $400 million in [PA] impact fees have been generated, and while the majority of the impact fees are going to local governments in areas where drilling occurs, some of the money is being made available for greenways, trails and recreation projects, and watershed restoration and protection projects.