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.
You need to be aware that Pennsylvania enacted a law in December 2004 called the "Responsible Utility Customer Protection Act (RUCPA)," which enables utility companies to shut off utility services under certain circumstances.
Harrisburg – Pesticide applicators and users should make responsible decisions and use pesticides and pest management alternatives in a safe, proper and legal manner, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said today. “We enjoy an abundant food supply, in part because of the responsible use of pesticides in Pennsylvania,” said Redding. “Through the state’s licensing and continuing education process, we can ensure those who apply pesticides are using the most up-to-date methods available.”
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.
New videos regarding Marcellus shale waste water treatment and disposal and the current level of Marcellus Shale Activity in Pennsylvania.
While these meals served at outdoor events are a wonderful way for volunteer groups to raise money and socialize, there are a few organizations that may not be using the most sanitary food practices, according to a food-safety expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Today, I’d like to briefly explore the regulations I believe those farm-types selling directly to consumers, and/or involved with any sort of processing might want to be aware of.
Since iron is a very common mineral found in the ground, iron bacteria is fairly common in ground water wells. Iron bacteria can cause problems for your water and the water system itself.
Research studies have demonstrated a clear benefit to having an extended wellhead.
These various types of water scams can be very convincing and some just outright absurd. Many scams utilize pseudoscience and manipulate information in order to make their claims seem valid.
Nitrogen contamination of ground and surface water and air pollution caused by leaching, runoff and gaseous nitrogen emissions from animal-feeding operations are the most important environmental concerns related to animal agriculture, which is known to be the leading polluter of the bay.
What's with all the hype?
This webinar offers guidelines and maintenance advice for owners of septic systems
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.
Recent figures taken from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s website show activity in the Marcellus Shale play has increased dramatically in 2009, and appears to be accelerating in the first four months of 2010.
A mixed verdict was received by farmers following the installation of natural gas pipelines and a compressor station on their land.
For the small or part-time farmer buying a used tractor may be the most practical and economical way to get the power you need without shelling out a lot of money. But, how do you know what to buy and how to make the right purchase? First you need to know what your needs are for the tractor so you can determine what to start looking for.
Drilling in the Marcellus Shale has many people concerned about their private water wells. Here are some suggestions and steps to take to monitor your drinking water supplies.