Archive for February 25th, 2010

New Wastewater Treatment Plant Approved in Central PA

Narrowsburg, NY – The River Reporter (Feb 25) ‘Unauthorized’ wastewater hearing brings flowback feedback The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has granted its first permit to a wastewater treatment facility since new, stricter guidelines were recently implemented. From The River Reporter article: The DEP has issued its first new permit for treating drilling wastewater […]

PA Gov. Rendell Predicts His Proposal to Tax Marcellus Shale Gas is DOA

WTAE Pittsburgh (Feb 25) Rendell Talks Expanded Sales Tax Plan In Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (Democrat), has proposed a severance tax on natural gas in the Marcellus Shale. But the Governor himself is not optimistic that the Pennsylvania Legislature will pass his proposals. From the WTAE news report: In addition, Rendell is reviving proposals […]

New President of Marcellus Shale Coalition Says Drilling Will Bring 110,000 Jobs to PA in 2010

Katie Klaber, the new President of the Marcellus Shale Coalition recently appeared on the Clean Skies News network to discuss the environmental issues of natural gas drilling. It’s an informative and short piece (under 10 minutes), and worth watching (embedded below). Among the things discussed that MDN found interesting: Ms. Klaber says Marcellus Drilling will […]

Southwestern Energy Investing $145 Million and Drilling 35-40 Wells in the Marcellus in 2010

MarketWatch/PR Newswire (Feb 25) Southwestern Energy Announces 2009 Financial and Operating Results Southerwestern Energy made it’s 2009 results known today in a press release. Of concern to landowners in the Marcellus, particularly in northeastern PA, is this paragraph: Appalachia – The company began leasing in northeastern Pennsylvania in 2007 in an effort to gain a […]


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