Archive for November 18th, 2009

Trans Energy Begins Drilling Third Horizontal Marcellus Well in Marshall County, WV

Trans Energy (Nov 18): Press Release: Trans Energy Begins Drilling Third Horizontal Marcellus Well in Marshall County, WV From the press release: Trans Energy, Inc. announced today that it has begun drilling the Whipkey #1H well in Marshall County, West Virginia. The Whipkey #1H will be drilled and completed horizontally in the Marcellus shale. The […]

A Balanced View of Waste Water Treatment from Marcellus Shale Drilling

Towanda Daily Review (Nov 18): Treatment plant for gas drilling waste water subject of Athens Twp. hearing tonight An informative article about the waste water treatment plants proposed for northeastern Pennsylvania. Some tidbits from the article: The North Central Regional Office of the DEP, which serves Bradford, Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, […]

Pennsylvania Offers 32,000 Acres of State Land for Drilling Leases

Wellsboro Gazette (Nov 18): Marcellus Shale, climate change, money, politics and the environment Pennsylvania is offering state-owned land for lease to energy companies interested in drilling in the Marcellus Shale. According to the article: Monday, the secretary of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), John Quigley, announced that six tracts of land are […]

Waste Water Treatment Plants the Next Battleground in the Drilling Debate

Harrisburg Patriot-News (Nov 18): Twelve Marcellus Shale gas drilling wastewater treatment plants proposed in northern Pennsylvania Water treatment plants are the next battleground in the drilling debate. There is increasing opposition to the licensing of treatment plants, not only because of the chemicals used, but the truck traffic involved. From this article out of Harrisburg: […]

Sustainable Tompkins Takes Aim at Drilling in the Marcellus Shale

Ithaca Journal (Nov 18): Sustainable Tompkins awards mini-grants People in the Ithaca, NY area should know that a local organization calling itself Sustainable Tompkins ( is helping to fund anti-drilling causes. They recently made a small grant of $370 to Shaleshock Citizens Action Alliance ( to “produce newsletters reporting on industrial gas drilling in the […]


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