Wednesday, September 12, 2012

PA Marcellus News Digest 9/12/12

PA Marcellus News Digest
September 12, 2012


Zoning amendment shot down by CC Commissioners
Board cites environmental concerns
Jim Runkle
Sept 12
HANEYVILLE-The Clinton County Commissioners shot down a proposed zoning regulation governing "temporary portable frac water treatment facilities" Tuesday evening, after listening to about an hour's worth of testimony by Gallagher Township residents and property owners.

Nation relied on natural gas to keep cool this summer
Erich Schwartzel
Sept 12
Though the first hints of autumn are starting to appear in Pittsburgh weather, this past summer was a scorcher that saw increased natural gas power generation trying to keep air conditioners running.

PUC says Pittsburgh's ban on natural gas extraction conflicts with state law
Laura Olson and Joe Smydo
Sept 11
HARRISBURG -- State officials say Pittsburgh's ban on natural gas production does not comply with Pennsylvania law, pointing to what they say are several issues within the stringent local ordinance.

Public Utility Commission rejects Pittsburgh’s drilling ban
Pitt Trib
Bob Bauder
Sept 12
Pittsburgh City Council overstepped its authority in 2010 when it banned Marcellus shale drilling in the city, according to an opinion issued this week by the Public Utility Commission.

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