Tuesday, April 3, 2012

PA Marcellus News Digest 4/3/12

PA Marcellus News Digest
April 3, 2012


Community College Students, Local Business Leaders: Community College Workforce Training Will Get People Back to Work
Hundreds of students, presidents, trustees and stakeholders rally at the State Capitol for increased state investment
PR Newswire
April 3
[...] Collectively, the 14 community colleges have a list of shovel-ready projects that exceeds $100 million.  The projects range from modernizing science labs to creating new learning environments for students to be trained and educated in industries likeMarcellus Shale, advanced manufacturing, energy and healthcare.  These types of jobs are in emerging industries where businesses are looking to hire highly skilled and educated employees.


Chem industry leaders tout Marcellus Shale
Central PA Business Journal
Tim Stuhldreher
April 3
Marcellus Shale natural gas is a "once in a generation gift" to Pennsylvania and the United States, but diverting too much of it into electricity generation would harm other potential users, the head of the American Chemistry Council said this morning.

WV governor, senator tout shale gas potential at Marcellus conference
West Virginia State Journal
Taylor Kuykendall
April 2
On the first full morning of the a three day conference on the Marcellus and Utica shale gas play, West Virginia officials again publicly aligned behind the opportunity of shale gas.

Platt Road Residents Voice Concerns Over Marcellus Truck Traffic
Gant Daily
Steven McDole
April 3
DUBOIS – Platt Road residents approached the Sandy Township Supervisors over truck traffic from the Marcellus shale industry.

City Council Supports Lawsuit Against New Marcellus Shale Law
90.5 Essential Public Radio
Noah Brode
April 3
Pittsburgh City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to support seven Pennsylvania municipalities that are suing the state over Marcellus Shale drilling legislation passed earlier this year.

Switching on the gas?
LCSWMA may replace trash transfer vehicles with natural gas models
Lancaster Online
Ad Crable
April 1
The county waste authority may become a booster in getting the owners of more local vehicles to switch their trucks from running on diesel to cheaper and cleaner domestic natural gas.

Panelists square off at Allegheny shale gas forum
Meadville Tribune
Mary Spicer
April 3
MEADVILLE — The audience that filled Ford Chapel on the campus of Allegheny College almost to capacity Monday afternoon didn’t walk away with any easy answers following a panel discussion on “Pennsylvania’s Shale Gas: Economic Boon or Environmental Disaster?”

Pittsburgh Council supports challenge of shale regulations
Joe Smydo
April 3
Pittsburgh City Council, a well-known foe of the Marcellus Shale industry, this morning sent a message of support to seven municipalities that sued the state over the new natural gas drilling law.

Commissioners hear a variety of opinions on Marcellus fee
Clarion News
Scott K. Seeley
April 3
CLARION T he Clarion County Commissioners March 28 got the public feedback they were seeking concerning a potential impact fee on certain shale gas wells. Commissioners Wayne Brosius, Butch Campbell and Greg Faller heard more than an hour of strong opinions from people on both sides of the debate.

Keeping eyes, ears on wells
Somerset conservation director lauded
April 3
We applaud the director of the Somerset County Conservation District for raising questions about the revelation that Marcellus Shale polluted water is being pumped deep into two local wells.

Marcellus shale means money for western Pa. land owners
Youngstown Vindicator
March 31
[...] At farms with hundreds of acres in the countryside and at homes of people who live on small parcels, landmen working for gas companies have appeared, offering lease-signing bonuses and royalty shares in gas production.
By simply owning property, people are making money. Some have become millionaires, and others are making several thousand dollars off just a few acres.

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