Many landowners are being approached to lease land for surface use for infrastructure. What should a landowner be aware of? Here are some items to consider
As communities face change, there is a tool that local citizens can use to build consensus for planning their community's future.
Penn State's School of Forest Resources is looking for particpants for a research study on the potential impacts of Marcellus gas drilling on rural drinking water supplies.
Penn State's Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research offers insightful comments on the Marcellus wastewater issues published in the New York Times last week.
A new Penn State publication examines state tax collection data, specifically comparing Marcellus and non-Marcellus counties.
The Susquehanna River Basin Commission plays an important role in the regulating natural gas development. Learn more about the Commission's responsibilities
Natural Gas Task Forces have played an important role developing opportunities for local businesses, organizations, and citizens to learn about the industry. This article describes a 'Meet-and-Greet' organized by the Clinton County Natural Gas Task Force that provided the opportunity for the natural gas industry and local businesses to learn about each other.
A general overview of the new estate tax and gift law for 2011 and 2012.
The Heinz Endowments recently awarded a team of Penn State researchers a $412,000, three-year, grant to identify and mitigate the effects of Marcellus Shale natural gas exploration and development on the forest ecosystem.
Penn State Extension provides a page on the Natural Gas website -- "Got Marcellus Questions?" -- for people to ask questions directly of educators and faculty involved in Marcellus Shale Education. The most frequently asked questions relate to the leasing process -- current lease rates, the leasing process, how to get information about leases nearby, and so on. Here we provide some information for landowners seeking to lease their land.
Two McKean County High School teams debate the gas drilling issue
Opportunities available for businesses in the Marcellus shale can be found with some work. Here are some suggestions for exploring those opportunities.
This updated publication addresses the rapidly changing topic of water withdrawals for Marcellus shale gas drilling in Pennsylvania.
Seismic surveying plays an important role in natural gas development. This article will help to have a better understanding of the need for seismic testing.
This month's Marcellus Educational Webinar program hosts Dana Aunkst and Eugene Pine from DEP discussing new regulations for natural gas drilling.
As a hunter, you may be surprised by the level of drilling activity associated with Marcellus shale on public lands in Pennsylvania. This article provides information, resources, and advice to help you make your hunting plans.
A new publication titled, "Negotiating Pipeline Rights-of-Way in Pennsylvania" is now available free of charge on the Penn State Extension website.
Business development related to development of the Marcellus is an important topic for many local communities. Here we summarize the Penn State Extension "Your Business and Marcellus Shale" Webinar Series and provide links to additional information and resources.
Professor Ross Pifer, director of the Agricultural Law Research and Resource Center and of the new Rural Economic Development Clinic, summarizes the legal implications of Marcellus Shale development.
This is part 2 of last week's news item.