Environmental Impacts

Information on Marcellus Shale and natural gas, including environmental impacts such as seismic activity, invasive plants, light and noise, soil compaction, effects on forest habitat and wildlife. Knowledge on methane and hydraulic fracturing.

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Environmental Partnership Launched By Oil and Gas Industry to Lower Emissions - News News
Partnership includes 26 natural gas and oil producers to voluntarily reduce methane and VOC emissions. More
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DRBC Issues Draft Amendments for Hydraulic Fracturing - News News
Amendment proposes to permanently prohibit high-volume hydraulic fracturing from the Delaware River Basin as well as other restrictions. More
Coffee Power and Busses - News News

Coffee Power and Busses


A biofuel made from coffee grounds to help reduce pollution from London busses More
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has a full board - News News
Last two board positions confirmed by Senate, the first time in two years there has been a complete board. More
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Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Production over the Past 5 Years - News News
Greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas production trends downward as production increases. More
EIA Expects Energy Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions to Fall in 2017 - News News
Anticipated heating and air conditioning in 2018 expected to increase use of natural gas, coal and petroleum. More
Collaborative Initiative Creates Well-level Data for Participating States - News News
New website provides a variety of data elements for participating states - all in one place! More
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Resolution to revise regulations on natural gas development approved by DRBC - News News
Directive to prepare and publish revised draft regulations issued More
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New Research on Shale Gas Development and Invasive Plants - News News
Penn State research shows non-native plants are rapidly invading Pennsylvania’s northern forests and links new invasions with shale gas development activity. More
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Treated Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater May Pollute Area Water Sources for Years - News News
Researchers have discovered that releasing treated hydraulic fracturing wastewater into area surface waters may have longer-lasting effects than originally thought. More
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USGS: Unconventional O&G Production Insignificant Methane Source in Water Wells - News News
The study looked at methane and benzene amounts in water wells in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. More
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Grants Available for OG Research to Increase Recovery and Prevent Spills - News News
The U.S. Department of Energy is providing $20 million for cost-shared oil and gas research projects. More
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Two Studies Regarding Marcellus Shale Development and Methane Released - News News
Two separate studies regarding methane and Marcellus shale have been released earlier this year, looking at methane concentrations and methane emissions. More
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Energy, environment seed grants available to Penn State researchers - News News
The Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE) has announced the availability of seed grant funds focused on energy and the environment. More