Monday, August 27, 2012

PA Marcellus News Digest 8/27/12


PA Marcellus News Digest
August 27, 2012


Township supervisors want tougher injection well standards
PA House
Aug 24
HARRISBURG, Aug. 24 – State Rep. Camille “Bud” George, D-74 of Clearfield County, today said that a recent letter sent to Gov. Tom Corbett from the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors further shows the need for stronger regulations regarding deep injection wells used to dispose Marcellus shale gas drilling wastewater.


Group fights state to halt glen drilling
Daily Item
Evamarie Socha
Aug 25
Rock Run in Lycoming County is one of those crazy-beautiful spots that define Pennsylvania outdoors — clear, natural water pools formed inside giant rock look like nature’s idea of a soaking tub.

About Act 13
Mark Brositz
Letter to the Editor
Aug 27
I am writing regarding Kevin Moody's Aug. 16 letter ("Act 13's Rules"). Mr. Moody, vice president and general counsel of the Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association, states several important facts, but he also fails to mention several other critical ones.

Fix holes in gas reporting
Aug 25
Accurate publicly reported data about the burgeoning Marcellus Shale natural gas industry are crucial for the sake of public transparency and for the industry itself. Financial markets and energy companies use the information to make long-range decisions worth many billions of dollars.

Environmentalists challenge well permit
Times Online
Aug 24
GREENE TWP. -- Two environmental organizations are asking the state Department of Environmental Protection to rescind its permit for a Marcellus shale natural gas well in Greene Township.

Corbett goes where he feels at home — on the river
Amy Worden
Aug 25
SHAWNEE-ON-DELAWARE - With the fog still thick over the Delaware River, Gov. Corbett, joined by about a dozen state officials, all in kayaks, pushed off from the Pennsylvania side Friday morning for a 10-mile float downriver.

Long fight over fracking still divides Pa. town
Andrew Maykuth
Aug 26
DIMOCK, Pa. - More than three years after residents in this Susquehanna County town complained that Marcellus Shale natural gas development polluted their private water wells, the lawsuits are getting settled, the activists are going away, and gas drilling is set to resume.

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