Marcellus Shale

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued letters to nine natural gas drilling companies requesting “cooperation in a scientific study” of hydraulic fracturing and how it affects drinking water and public health, the agency announced on Thursday. Buried further down in the document, however,...
Pennsylvania State University permitted two of its former professors to use the university’s research reputation to give authority to a blatant piece of gas industry propaganda entitled “An Emerging Giant”. The paper, commissioned by the industry, and published in 2009, wildly overstates the...
As debate over natural gas drilling in the Marcellus shale reaches a fever pitch, state and federal authorities are warning Pennsylvania law enforcement that "environmental extremists" pose an increasing threat to security and to the energy sector. A confidential intelligence bulletin sent from the...
Every state with mineral wealth, except Pennsylvania, imposes a severance tax to compensate residents for the removal of nonrenewable resources. The state budget for Fiscal Year 2010-11 set a deadline of Oct.1, 2010 for enactment of a severance tax that would take effect in January 2011.  Prodded...
WILLIAMSPORT -- In the last few days, I have spoken to many citizens about the topic of a Residential LERTA (Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance).  My objective is simple:  To improve the housing stock of the City of Williamsport. For several years now, I have been studying the genesis of...
HARRISBURG -- If you haven't seen Gasland, then attend a viewing on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at the Harrisburg Reservoir Park and see GASLAND and meet the film's maker, Josh Fox. GASLAND is not a film. GASLAND is a movement. If you have seen it, you are supposed to get other people to see it. Do take...
There are numerous events and webinars sponsored by Penn State related to natural gas issues coming up. Penn State offers informational sessions  - seminars - via the Internet, called webinars. These are cover a wide variety of subjects, some of which might be of interest to those concerned...
     Upcoming PennFuture Events: Power Switch - A PennFuture Film Festival on Cleaner Energy Alternatives Scranton, PA - 9/12/10 Annual Green Power Awards Luncheon 2010: Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA - 9/16/10 Global Warming 2010: Creating Jobs and Saving the Planet, featuring Bill McKibben...
The Environmental Quality Board (EQB) of the PA Dept of Environmental Protection (DEP) has proposed changes to Chapter 78 regulations governing drilling in PA’s Marcellus shale. The period for public comment on these new regulations ends at midnight tonight, August 9th. Will you please take 2...
    Upcoming PennFuture Events: Power Switch - A PennFuture Film Festival on Cleaner Energy Alternatives Scranton, PA - 9/12/10 Annual Green Power Awards Luncheon 2010: Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA - 9/16/10 Global Warming 2010: Creating Jobs and Saving the Planet, featuring Bill McKibben...

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