RT ECP: Marcellus Shale

February 6, 2013

Fracking Wastewater Radioactive?

Read here about studies that have shown fracking wastewater can be radioactive.

January 18, 2013

New Pa. Auditor Will Probe Impact Of Fracking, DEP Regs

Source: Law360, January 16, 2013 By: Matt Fair Minutes after he was sworn in as the state’s new auditor general on Tuesday, Eugene DePasquale said his office would undertake a sweeping investigation into potential water pollution resulting from the hydraulic fracturing boom in the state’s Marcellus Shale region. DePasquale, a former Democratic legislator in the […]

January 17, 2013

Money, politics and pollution in fracking country

Source: Philadelphia Daily News, January 15, 2013 Posted on: http://envfpn.advisen.com IT WAS JAN. 18, 2011 — just a day before Gov. Corbett took the oath of office — when, without warning, trucks started rolling one after another into a once-abandoned industrial site in the Susquehanna River town of Sunbury, Pa. At the end of that […]

December 27, 2012

2012 showed increase in Marcellus natural gas production

Read here about how Marcellus natural gas production increased in 2012.

December 17, 2012

Pollution insurance, bonds, self-insurance at issue with Md. fracking

Source: Insurance & Financial Advisor, December 11, 2012 Maryland’s Marcellus Shale Safe Drilling Initiative Advisory Commission recently held its first vote, and endorsed four recommendations including bonds and self-insurance if hydraulic drilling is allowed in Western Maryland. The Cumberland Times-News reported the commission endorsed four financial safeguards when drilling for natural gas, known as “fracking”: […]

December 5, 2012

MD may require drillers to have pollution insurance

Read here about a state panel in Maryland that may require drillers to have pollution insurance.  

October 3, 2012

Families lose gas lawsuits, seek appeals

  Source: Dominion Post (Morgantown, WV), September 30, 2012 Posted on: http://envfpn.advisen.com Two Wetzel County families suing Chesapeake Appalachia in federal district court for trespass regarding gas wells on their land have lost their cases and appealed them to the next level. Martin and Lisa Whiteman, of Silver Hill, and Dewey and Gay Teel, of […]

July 26, 2012

Air Quality Study Begins in PA

Read here about an air quality study that has begun in a Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania.

July 13, 2012

Study targets fracking pollution in water

Source: Charleston Daily Mail (WV) Posted on: http://envfpn.advisen.com A new study being done by the Department of Energy may provide some of the first solid answers to an extremely controversial question: Can gas drilling fluids migrate and pose a threat to drinking water? A drilling company in southwestern Pennsylvania is giving researchers access to a […]

June 12, 2012

Maryland enacts legislation on liability for damage caused by oil and gas exploration

Source: http://www.lexology.com, June 6, 2012 By: Jason E. Yearout, Baker & Hostetler LLP On May 22, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed House Bill 1123, which addresses the state legal standards for civil liability for damages caused by exploration and production activity in deep shale deposits in the Marcellus Shale formation. The Marcellus Shale territory stretches […]

May 18, 2012

A first look at the coverage implications of hydraulic fracturing

Source: http://newsandinsight.thomsonreuters.com, May 16, 2012 By: Thomas F. Segalla, Andrew J. Scholz and Matthew D. Cabral (Thomas F. Segalla is a founding partner of Goldberg Segalla LLP in Buffalo, N.Y. Andrew J. Scholz is special counsel in the firm’s White Plains, N.Y., office and Matthew D. Cabral, an associate in the firm’s Albany, N.Y., office)1 The […]

May 18, 2012

EPA: No water contamination from shale drilling

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 15, 2012 Posted on: http://envfpn.advisen.com Well water tests in the northeastern Pennsylvania town of Dimock have not found unsafe levels of contamination from Marcellus Shale gas drilling that warrant further action, according to federal environmental regulators. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency test findings released last week for 12 homes, found one with […]


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