Webinar Thursday, August 19th to hear from three County Commissioners regarding the Marcellus Development in their counties
New Penn State Extension Water program offered on How to Interpret Pre and Post Gas Drilling Water Test Reports
Outcome of a Fayette County court case involving a zoning ordinance
Extension programs regarding drinking water and Marcellus gas drilling has played a key role in educating the public
Testing drinking water wells is important, but it is also necessary to understand the results.
Penn State Extension works with county Natural Gas Task Forces
Local emergency responders benefit from gas industry training program.
Current update on a natural gas related court case.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has proposed updating existing regulations for oil and gas wells. The revisions would update existing rules for drilling, casing, cementing, testing, monitoring, and protecting oil and gas wells, as well as for protecting public and private water supplies.
Penn State Extension has been conducting programs for business owners and managers interested in developing new opportunities or expanding their firm's involvement in natural gas activities. This article, the second in a series of profiles of local entrepreneurs, describes PAGasDirectory.com and how its owner created the business after attending one of these Extension programs. We will continue to profile other businesses to demonstrate the pathways by which entrepreneurs identify and pursue opportunities related to natural gas.
EPA will be holding informational public meetings on its proposed study of the relationship between hydraulic fracturing and potential impacts on drinking water.
Standardized safety and environmental awareness training programs are designed to help all natural gas workers recognize the many basic job hazards they may encounter and how to minimize the impact.
Impacts of Marcellus drilling on rural drinking water continues to be a significant concern of many landowners and local officials. Penn State research now underway will examine the effects of drilling on groundwater and drinking water supplies.
A team of faculty and students at Penn State and Cornell have been working together to conduct research on the community and economic impacts of Marcellus Shale development. This article provides an update on one component of that research program, case studies of 4 counties in Pennsylvania and New York to document perceptions of the impacts in the early stages of development.
Proposed changes to Pennsylvania's water quality standards regulating total dissolved solids (TDS) moved a step closer to becoming law after a decision made by the Pennsylvania Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) on June 17, 2010. The new effluent standards for wastewater discharges will affect the state's oil and gas industries and other water users. The regulations now go to the Pennsylvania Senate and House environment committees and then to the Attorney General’s office.
Legislation enacted in May requires well operators to provide production data to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection on a semi-annual basis. The legislation also requires production data to be made public, eliminating the previous 5-year confidentiality period.
A recent case in federal district court in western Pennsylvania denied the motion of Range Resources to dismiss a lawsuit for breach of a gas lease contract. The case will continue to mediation this summer.
New videos regarding Marcellus shale waste water treatment and disposal and the current level of Marcellus Shale Activity in Pennsylvania.
When a private water well is tested, sometimes the report may be confusing. Here is a simple breakdown of what will be included in the report and how to interpret the results.
The Bradford County Natural Gas Advisory Board sponsored a meeting that brought together county leaders to exchange and share ideas about organizing County Task Forces. Participants discussed ways of organizing a task force, how to make them effective, and specific projects they have worked on.