Wednesday, September 19, 2012

PA Marcellus News Digest 9/19/12

PA Marcellus News Digest
September 19, 2012


First deep-shale well drilled in Erie, Crawford
Erie Times-News
Jim Martin
Sept 19
[...]Lippert 1H, located at 6321 Pettis Road, was drilled this summer into the Utica Shale to a depth of 7,236 feet, before crews drilled nearly another mile horizontally.

Drilling Opponents Target Penn State’s Academic Accreditation
NPR State Impact
Susan Phillips
Sept 18

Groups Show Support for Communities Challenging State's Marcellus Shale Law
Several groups filed briefs in support of the group of communities, medical doctor and nonprofit that have challenged Act 13.
Cranberry Patch
Amanda Gillooly
Sept 18
A group of environmental and community planning organizations, as well as government entities, filed a series of Amicus Briefs with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court today in support of communities’ rights to making zoning decisions about Marcellus Shale play within their borders.

Shale-gas industry pros - and protesters - will converge in Philly
Andrew Maykuth
Sept 19
The Marcellus Shale natural-gas industry has not exactly enjoyed a warm civic embrace in Philadelphia, where City Council last year famously called for a moratorium on drilling because of environmental worries.

Protect the forest
York Daily Record
Richard A. Martin
Coordinator, PA Forest Coalition
Letter to the Editor
Sept 17
Our state forest: If you can't measure it, you can't manage it.
DCNR's predecessor, the Bureau of Forests & Waters, purchased 18,870 acres of land in eastern Lycoming County in 1933. The owner of the land retained the mineral rights and put a clause in the deed which granted him access to the land for 50 years. That right of access expired in 1983.

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