Tuesday, April 17, 2012

PA Marcellus News Digest 4/17/12

PA Marcellus News Digest
April 17, 2012


Industry asks for more time to comply with drilling pollution mandates
Fuel Fix
Jennifer A. Dlouhy
April 12
Two of the oil industry’s leading trade groups today implored federal regulators for more time to comply with a looming rule for cutting air pollution from hydraulic fracturing and natural gas wells.

Public hearing addresses issues in local distribution of natural gas
Daily Review
Johnny Williams
April 12
WYSOX - A public hearing, which was organized by State Senator Gene Yaw and the Center for Rural Pennsylvania, was held Wednesday morning to listen to testimony from local and industry officials about the development of natural gas as a fuel for local homes and businesses in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Will Pennsylvania Reverse its Gag Order on Fracking Chemicals?
Mother Jones
Jaeah Lee
April 16
As the debate over a controversial "gag" provision in Pennsylvania's new natural gas law ratchets up, state legislators are considering revoking the provision altogether.

Expert says all Pa. oil, gas waste needs treatment
Fuel Fix
April 16
PITTSBURGH — A former top environmental official says Pennsylvania’s successful efforts to keep Marcellus Shale wastewater away from drinking water supplies should be extended to all other oil and gas drillers.

Safeguard air from fracking
Jeff Schmidt
Guest Columnist
April 17
As one of the natural gas industry's guinea pig states for fracking, Pennsylvania knows all too well the dangers that come with fracking. We've seen water contamination from fracking in multiple counties, compressor blowouts across the state and massive air pollution. Now, President Obama has the opportunity to take a step toward cleaning up our state's air and the gas industry's dirty practices.

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