natural gas drilling
The commission empanelled by Governor Corbett to make recommendations about natural gas drilling operations in Pennsylvania has reached the halfway point of its work.
A natural gas driller has agreed to the biggest settlement ever in Pennsylvania for problems at sites in two different parts of the state.
Governor Tom Corbett added a new wrinkle to the burgeoning debate over natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania this past week when he said some state colleges and universities could help ease their fiscal slight by allowing gas wells on campus property.
Pennsylvania state senator Joseph Scarnati has rolled out his long-awaited proposal to impose fees on natural gas drillers in the state’s Marcellus Shale region.
Governor Corbett’s newly-formed advisory commission on Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling got a tongue-lashing from dozens of residents concerned about safety and environmental issues as the panel held its second meeting Wednesday.
Pennsylvania environmental regulators are now asking natural gas drilling companies to stop taking wastewater to 15 water treatment plants, mostly in the western part of the state.
Governor Corbett today told township officials from around the state that he will not let natural gas drillers pollute Pennsylvania water, while reaffirming his stance against a tax on the industry.
First tests show harmless levels of radioactivity in wastewater from natural gas extraction.
Opponents of the natural gas extraction technique say they hope to avoid possible contamination of the Delaware River Basin.
Pennsylvania state officials say results for the first two months of testing show no radioactive contamination of water in Pennsylvania waterways located in the Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling region.
The man tapped to become Pennsylvania’s environmental protection chief says he’s “ruminating” over a New York Times article raising concerns over radioactivity and other pollution in wastewater from natural gas drilling.
Governor Rendell has declared dead the effort to reach agreement on a natural gas drilling tax before he leaves office.
A well-known Philadelphia science organization is stepping into the Marcellus Shale drilling debate.
The state House has passed its version of a bill to levy a tax on Pennsylvania’s natural gas drilling industry. But the bill now goes to the Senate, where it faces major changes.