Gas Drilling

July Catalyst Newsletter Available From Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition

July 28, 2014

The July edition of The Catalyst newsletter is now available from the Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition which features an article on the 16th Annual PA Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference in June.

MSC in @WmsptSunGazette: “Pennsylvania needs more jobs, no

July 28, 2014

MSC in @WmsptSunGazette: “Pennsylvania needs more jobs, not new energy taxes.” http://t.co/WkedbkwHSL http://t.co/HqEHcBr6nx

RT @businessinsider: What is fracking? This simple animation

July 28, 2014

RT @businessinsider: What is fracking? This simple animation is the best guide we’ve ever seen http://t.co/mJKUDTPvC0 http://t.co/Vrg6BeQy8M

SunnySide Supply, a safety equipment business in Washington

July 28, 2014

SunnySide Supply, a safety equipment business in Washington Co., is growing by leaps and bounds thanks to shale. http://t.co/lEjwPhxoRG

Shale impact fees to the rescue in Cameron Co. town’s wate

July 28, 2014

Shale impact fees to the rescue in Cameron Co. town’s water dilemma; fees will be used to repair pumps, fix leaks. http://t.co/Iwc661BPiK

Shale’s a “lifeline to good union jobs with pay that support

July 28, 2014

Shale’s a “lifeline to good union jobs with pay that supports families, quality healthcare and retirement benefits.” http://t.co/Hem8LWdNKv

.@ErnestMoniz: “Energy industry has been a premier provider

July 28, 2014

.@ErnestMoniz: “Energy industry has been a premier provider of ladders of opportunity” for the middle-class. http://t.co/Hem8LWdNKv

RT @ShopFloorNAM: HAPPENING NOW: @JayTimmonsNAM speaking at

July 28, 2014

RT @ShopFloorNAM: HAPPENING NOW: @JayTimmonsNAM speaking at @JonesDay #Energy Conference in Pittsburgh. #MFGenergy

NAM president & CEO @JayTimmonsNAM: Shale is providing “

July 28, 2014

NAM president & CEO @JayTimmonsNAM: Shale is providing “game-changing” advantages for American manufacturers. http://t.co/pLHZm6I2Xq

.@U_S_Steel President & CEO Mario Longhi: “Affordable en

July 28, 2014

.@U_S_Steel President & CEO Mario Longhi: “Affordable energy is now a real, meaningful tool for the future of manufacturing.”

.@Chevron’s Nigel Hearne at @JonesDay energy confc.: “The be

July 28, 2014

.@Chevron’s Nigel Hearne at @JonesDay energy confc.: “The best investment in the industry are local employees” that call Pennsylvania home.

State Awards $3 Million Grant For Solar Energy Array For Urban Outfitters In Lancaster

July 24, 2014

Gov. Tom Corbett Thursday announced the award of a $3 million Economic Growth Initiative grant to Urban Outfitters, Inc. to install a 3 megawatt solar array on the roof of its new direct-to-consumer fulfillment center in Salisbury Township, Lancaster County.“Urban Outfitters is another great Pennsylvania success story,” Corbett said. more»

5 PA Farms Receive Clean Water Farm Awards

July 24, 2014

The PA Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. awarded the operators of five farms with the Clean Water Farm Award. The honor is annually awarded to farmers who manage their daily farm operations in an environmentally conscious manner that helps to protect Pennsylvania’s water quality. more»

DEP Hosts Open House For Western PA Local Government Officials

July 24, 2014

Staff from DEP's Southwest Regional Office hosted more than 30 local elected officials from Somerset, Indiana and Cambria counties on July 17.  The Elected Officials Updates are designed reach local officials and offer information and discussion about various DEP programs and initiatives.The updates are being held quarterly so that each county in the region can be represented. more»

July 24 DEP News Now Available

July 24, 2014

The July 24 DEP News is now available.  Click Here to sign up to receive your own copy and for back issues.

Hearing On Proposed Changes To Natural Gas Compressor Station In Milford Aug. 18

July 24, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection will hold a public hearing on August 18, to discuss the Air Quality Plan Approval application submitted by Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC to modify their existing natural gas compressor station in Milford, Pike County. more»

DEP Extends Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program To Dec. 31

July 24, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection Thursday announced the extension of the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program, which will continue to provide $2,000 rebates for 500 additional large-battery system plug-in hybrid electric and battery-electric v more»

New Report: “Without Energy, There’d Be No Economic Growth in the U.S.”

July 23, 2014

This week, Chicago-based commercial real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) released its 2014 North American Energy Outlook report. more»

Groups React To Auditor General’s Report On Marcellus Shale Drilling Regulation

July 22, 2014

A number of groups issued statements in reaction to the Auditor General’s report Tuesday on regulating Marcellus Shale drilling by DEP. more»

DOE Hearing Highlights: Shale Creating “a Huge Manufacturing Renaissance” and “Lifelines to Good Union Jobs”

July 22, 2014

Carnegie Mellon University was the stage this week for a U.S Department of Energy Quadrennial Energy Review public hearing focused on Natural Gas: Transmission, Storage and Distribution. more»

DEP: Auditor General Report Validates DEP’s Approach To Regulating Drilling Activities

July 22, 2014

The Auditor General's Office Tuesday released the Special Audit of DEP's Performance in Monitoring Potential Impact to Water Quality from Shale Gas Development for the period 2009 through 2012, finding no instances where DEP failed to protect public health, safety or the environment with respect to un more»

PennVEST Invests $81.5 Million In Water Infrastructure Projects In 11 Counties

July 22, 2014

Gov. Tom Corbett Tuesday announced the investment of $81.5 million in 14 non-point source, drinking water and wastewater projects across 11 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority. more»

Ben Franklin Shale Gas Innovation Awards Applications Due Aug. 1

July 22, 2014

The Ben Franklin Partnership Shale Gas Innovation Center is now accepting applications for the  2014 Shale Gas Innovation Contest until August 1. more»

Op-Ed: State Is Protecting Public’s Health On Shale Matters

July 22, 2014

Recently published news concerning Marcellus Shale-related health questions and the work of the Pennsylvania Department of Health has included dangerous allegations that are misleading the public.As the secretary of health and as someone who has been involved with public health reporting when Marcellus Shale-related health concerns became an emerging issue for the state, I am writing to set the re more»

DEP: Settlement With Pittsburgh Contractor, Associated Builders, Contractors

July 22, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection Tuesday said it has reached an innovative settlement with Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Pennsylvania (ABC) and R. A. Glancy and Sons, Inc. more»

On-Farm Renewable Energy Highlight Of Ag Progress Days Aug. 12-14

July 22, 2014

Energy conservation regulation, shale energy development and on-farm renewable energy sources will be featured at Ag Progress Days August 12-14.Exhibitors and Penn State Extension educators will provide information on alternative energy markets, regulations, credits and farm energy sources with Penn State’s On-Farm Energy Team. more»

Eastern PA Alliance For Clean Transportation Electric Vehicle Workshop July 30

July 22, 2014

The Eastern PA Alliance for Clean Transportation will hold a workshop on electric vehicles on July 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the PECO Headquarters, 2301 Market St. more»

PPFF Receives Grant From REI To Restore Historic Trail Shelters In Laurel Highlands

July 22, 2014

Hiking and skiing in Forbes State Forest and on the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail will be a lot more comfortable thanks to two generous grants from REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), the PA Parks and Forests Foundation announced Tuesday. more»

Auditor General: Rapid Shale Gas Development Outpaced DEP’s Ability To Oversee Drilling

July 22, 2014

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale Tuesday said an audit shows the meteoric growth of the shale gas industry since 2003 caught the Department of Environmental Protection unprepared to effectively administer laws and regulations to protect drinking water and unable to efficiently respond to citizen complaint more»

Post-Gazette: 209 Water Supplies Damaged By Drilling Since Late 2007

July 22, 2014

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported information from the Department of Environmental Protection Tuesday which shows 209 water supplies were affected by drilling since the end of 2007. more»

Clinton County CleanScapes Bald Eagle Creek Cleanups July 26, Sept. 6

July 22, 2014

Clinton County CleanScapes will hold a cleanup event on July 26 on Bald Eagle Creek and a second cleanup partnering with students from Lock Haven University students on September 6. Other sponsors of the cleanup event include: PPL Electric Utilities and Anadarko. more»

12th Anniversary Of Quecreek Mine Rescue July 26 In Somerset

July 21, 2014

The 12th Anniversary of the Quecreek Mine Rescue in Somerset County will be remembered on July 26 starting at 10:00 a.m. more»

Aug. 26 Public Meeting, Hearing On Lock Haven Laundry Property Cleanup

July 21, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection will hold a public meeting and public hearing to discuss plans to clean up solvent contamination at the former Lock Haven Laundry property on Bellefonte Avenue.The public meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., followed by the public hearing at 7:30 p.m., on August 26 at Lock Haven City Hall, 20 East Church St., Lock Haven.“Staff from DEP’s Environmental Clean more»

RT @TheBizJournal: Hilcorp Hums with Utica Wells at Ohio-Pa.

July 21, 2014

RT @TheBizJournal: Hilcorp Hums with Utica Wells at Ohio-Pa. Border. Read more: http://t.co/i7JsqJ5dyY

Read and share our @mcall column: “Pennsylvania, U.S. benefi

July 21, 2014

Read and share our @mcall column: “Pennsylvania, U.S. benefit from natural gas drilling industry” http://t.co/Ys5UxgWFzK

Great @HoustonChron letter by @TexasSouthern professor: “Ame

July 21, 2014

Great @HoustonChron letter by @TexasSouthern professor: “American Natural Gas: A Geopolitical Tool” http://t.co/xoa3TcqAEY #LNG

RT @CabotOG: Check out the Summer 2014 issue of @marcellusga

July 21, 2014

RT @CabotOG: Check out the Summer 2014 issue of @marcellusgas MQ Magazine: http://t.co/nDgfRUEtRz

New Hampshire #CNG station spurring economic, environmental

July 21, 2014

New Hampshire #CNG station spurring economic, environmental innovation http://t.co/fY5Ym003rO via @UnionLeader http://t.co/bDMq8NXZrr

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