Read here about studies that have shown fracking wastewater can be radioactive.
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 […]
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 […]
Read here about how Marcellus natural gas production increased in 2012.
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”: […]
Read here about a state panel in Maryland that may require drillers to have pollution insurance.
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 […]
Read here about an air quality study that has begun in a Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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