Archive for March 1st, 2010

Two Bills in NY Legislature Will Kill Drilling in the Marcellus Shale

New York State Senator Tom Duane (Democrat-Manhattan), and New York Assemblyman James Brennan (Democrat-Brooklyn) have introduced bills in the state legislature that would kill Marcellus Shale drilling in New York State. [The] two bills…would prohibit any permits for oil or gas drilling from being issued for two years, prohibit drilling within five miles of the […]

Susquehanna County, PA Landowner Offered $800K for Mineral Rights to 153 Acre Farm

A landowner in Brooklyn Twp. (Susquehanna County), Pennsylvania faces a big decision. Denise Dennis owns 153 acres and a farm that is eligible to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Her ancestors moved to the land in 1811. They were African American and they were free landowners during a time when slavery […]

Tennessee Gas Pipeline from PA to NJ Clears Major Hurdle

The Tennessee Gas Pipeline Northeast Upgrade Project (previously reported on here), also known as the 300 Line Project, has just cleared a major hurdle on its way to becoming reality. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has completed an environmental assessment of the proposed project and has found there will be no major impact to […]

WV Senate Votes on Change of Definition for Marcellus Drilling from Deep to Shallow

The West Virginia State Senate is set to vote on a bill (SB369) that would change the designation of horizontally drilled gas wells in the Marcellus Shale from “deep” wells to “shallow” wells. The reason? To clear up jurisdictional disputes about who regulates and monitors the wells. Deep wells are regulated by the West Virginia […]


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