Marcellus Shale Newswire 3/30/2012
Opposition to Marcellus compressor station voiced
By Taryn Luna
March 28, 2012
More than two dozen residents voiced strong op position to the first proposed permit for a Marcellus Shale gas compressor station in Allegheny County at a public hearing in Lawrenceville Tuesday night.
The Colombus Dispatch
Bill allows some hiding of ‘fracking’ chemicals
By Spencer Hunt
March 27, 2012
A state bill backed by Gov. John Kasich that would make oil and gas companies disclose “fracking” chemicals still would keep some of the compounds secret.
Shell plant attract watchful eyes
By Don Hopey
March 26, 2012
The ethylene cracker facility that Shell Chemical wants to build in Beaver County to process “wet gases” from the Marcellus and Utica shales has the potential to add significant emissions to the area’s industrial air pollutants.
Municipalities file lawsuit against new shale drilling law
By Laura Olson
March 29, 2012
HARRISBURG -- Seven municipalities that banded together in recent weeks in opposition to state's Marcellus Shale gas drilling law filed a suit this afternoon challenging whether the state was authorized to supersede local regulation of gas drilling.
Farmers begin to question Marcellus Shale drilling
By Carol French and Patriot-News Op-Ed
March 24, 2012
Take a ride through Bradford County and you will find signs hanging in front of family farms that read “Century Farm.” Century-old and newer family farms are the backbone of Pennsylvania’s economy and our strong rural heritage.
The Columbus Dispatch
‘Fracking’ is thirsty work
By Spencer Hunt
March 25, 2012
A growing thirst for water to “frack” Utica shale wells in eastern Ohio has oil and gas drillers tapping government agencies’ supplies and environmentalists asking if there is enough to go around.
Nockamixon set to fight proposed gas drilling
By JD Malone
March 17, 2012
Rapp Creek, shallow and clear, spills down a rock outcropping and burbles through the woods a few yards from Janie and Larry Stangil's back deck in Nockamixon Township, a few hundred feet from the proposed site of a natural gas drilling operation.
South Fayette considers change in Marcellus Shale drilling locations
By Andrea Iglar
March 24, 2012
South Fayette is considering changing its rules for Marcellus Shale development either by expanding or restricting possible drilling locations.
The Daily Collegian Online
County to hold hearing on Marcellus Shale Impact Fee
By Adam Lidgett
March 20, 2012
Gov. Tom Corbett signed a Marcellus Shale impact fee bill into law in February, but now it’s up to counties to decide if they will impose the fee on gas-drilling companies.
West Virginia Personal Inquiry Lawyer Blog
Gas Drilling in Marcellus/Utica Shale Leads to Earthquakes in Ohio
By Bordas and Bordas
March 15, 2012
West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania have all been overwhelmed by the rapid progress of natural gas exploitation, headed up by companies like Chesapeake. These companies are rushing to exploit the Utica and Marcellus shale formations which are layers of rock located thousands of feet below the surface of the earth and which are believed to contain hundreds of billions (if not trillions) of cubic feet of valuable natural gas.