Tuesday, May 14, 2013

PA Marcellus Digest - May 14, 2013

PA Marcellus Digest – May 14, 2013

Dugan: Forest Service Has ‘Sovereign Police Powers’ Over National Forests

The Bradford Era

Marcie Schellhammer
May 14, 2013

What is the scope of the U.S. Forest Service’s authority on national forest land? According to the attorney for the Sierra Club and Allegheny Defense Project in the appeal of a federal lawsuit over mineral rights on the Allegheny National Forest, the U.S. District Court in Erie erred by saying the government had the same rights as private property owners. 


Poll Shows Support for a Drilling Moratorium in Pennsylvania

State Impact

Marie Cusick

May 14, 2013

A new poll out Tuesday shows strong support for a moratorium on natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania, despite showing general support for gas extraction.



Radioactive Drilling Waste Sparks Concern

State Impact

Marie Cusick

May 14, 2013

According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, there has been a fivefold increase in garbage trucks setting off radiation alarms at landfills over the past three years:



DEP testing air quality in Susquehanna County

The Times Tribune

Staci Wilson

May 14, 2013

The state's environmental regulatory agency will monitor air quality in Susquehanna County this week. As a response to concerns expressed by area residents and with the growth of natural gas activity in the county, the state Department of Environmental Protection's mobile analytical unit will be conducting air-quality testing in several locations, including Elk Lake School District.



Lawrence County power plant takes another step forward

Timothy Puko

May 14, 2013

A $750 million power plant project in Lawrence County has taken a big step toward reality with the approval of its state air permit by the Department of Environmental Protection.

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