Pipeline infrastructure provides a crucial link between natural gas wells in the Marcellus Shale and the processors and consumers who use that gas. Landowners across Pennsylvania are increasingly being asked to lease land for pipeline right-of-ways. This article provides information about pipeline construction and maintenance requirements, the leasing process, and issues landowners might consider when negotiating their right-of-way agreements.
TreeVitalize has set the goal of planting 1 million trees across the Commonwealth by 2012. Make the trees you plant this spring count towards that goal.
The PA Supreme Court issued an opinion interpreting the Guaranteed Minimum Royalty Act. The Court's opinion finds in favor of the gas company, meaning that leases can provide for calculation of royalties that deduct post-production costs from the amount due the landowners.
The Pennsylvania League of Women Voters recently completed a year-long study on Marcellus shale. Penn State Extension's Marcellus Education Team was a significant participant in many of the local LWV meetings, providing education and research-based information as members developed their study guide.
For ponds or lakes with an existing water quality program, testing is an essential tool for diagnosing the cause of the problem and determining suitable treatment options.
A Texas pesticide producing company has agreed to settle a complaint brought by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for violating a federal pesticides law designed to provide proper registration, distribution, and sale of pesticides, EPA announced recently.
A team of food scientists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has shown that an edible film can be used for wrapping ready-to-eat meat products to deliver a slow release of a naturally occurring antimicrobial agent capable of killing a foodborne pathogen.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced the creation of the ‘Eyes on Drilling’ tip line for citizens to report non-emergency suspicious activity related to oil and natural gas development.
Swistock has one concise message for pond owners: If you think you have a problem with your pond, you most likely do.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is requiring new restrictions on aluminum and magnesium phosphide products to better protect people, especially children, from dangerous exposures.
The problem for the horse owner is the challenge of controlling the amount of consumption of the green grass when returning the horse to grazing. When the horse’s metabolism is not accustomed to the lush forage dramatic side effects can occur.
The pasture management techniques outlined below can be used to help you maintain healthy, productive pastures for your horses.
Learn about the evidence that will point to the abundance, or lack, of red oak acorns.
Pennsylvania food inspectors have taken some heat for enforcing state laws that limit church and fire hall bake sales, but the unpopular laws actually make good food safety sense, according to a food inspection expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Today, EPA is taking action to improve residential safety and reduce risks associated with bug bombs, or total release foggers (TRFs). The Agency is calling for significant changes to their labeling to address the most common causes of exposure incidents associated with TRFs.
Due to a significant increase in adverse incidents, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is taking a series of actions to increase the safety of spot-on pesticide products for flea and tick control for cats and dogs.
Tips for spring seeding.
Drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus shale brings many new questions and uncertainties about the process. We have developed a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ's) and provided answers to these questions here, based on our research and experience.
Proper pasture management leads to high quality, productive pastures that can supply excellent nutrition for horses. Pasture management can be a challenge because of continually changing environmental conditions and fluctuations in horse populations on farms.