Archive for February 23rd, 2010

Engineer Explains Why Hydraulic Fracturing in the Marcellus Shale is Safe

The Energy Collective (Feb 23) Shale Gas and Drinking Water In an article posted on The Energy Collective website, Geoff Styles, who has a degree in chemical engineering (U.C. Davis) and worked for Texaco for 22 years, in addition to working for NASA, explores just what hydraulic fracturing is, how it’s done, and why it’s […]

Sierra Club National Organization Supports Gas Drilling, Local Chapters Do Not – Tension Brewing

NPR Morning Edition (Feb 23) Natural Gas As A Climate Fix Sparks Friction In a surprisingly balanced report by NPR, we learn of the infighting that is taking place in the Sierra Club, between the national organization and the state and local chapters. It seems the national organization believes natural gas and gas drilling are […]

Engineering Firm in Luzerne County, PA is Hiring Engineers for Marcellus Drilling

Wilkes-Barre Times Leader (Feb 23) Natural gas industry has engineering firm hiring More jobs are coming to the Marcellus Shale region because of drilling activity. An engineering firm in Plains Township (Luzerne County), Pennsylvania is hiring: Borton-Lawson has been advertising for seven engineering, design and surveyor positions. Chris Borton, company president, said the marketplace is […]

New Anti-Drilling Movie GASLAND Takes Aim at Hydrofacking

Coming soon to an art house theater near you is… GASLAND, winner of the Special Jury Prize for Documentary at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. From the GASLAND official website: When filmmaker Josh Fox discovers that Natural Gas drilling is coming to his area—the Catskillls/Poconos region of Upstate New York and Pennsylvania, he sets off […]

 

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