Archive for May 18th, 2010

PA DEP Secretary Hanger Summons Marcellus Shale Drillers to Meeting, Asks Them to Comply with Unratified New Drilling Rules

After the PA Secretary for the Department of Environmental Protection, John Hanger, summoned Marcellus Shale drilling companies to a meeting, he proceeded to “challenge” them to comply with new drilling rules that likely won’t be adopted until this fall. Talk about arrogant. “I urged the industry to implement the stronger standards immediately and not wait […]

Bradford County, PA Experiencing a Job Boom, Leads Entire State in Net Job Growth

Little, rural Bradford County located in northeastern Pennsylvania is seeing a boom in new jobs: According to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry and the Center for Workforce Information and Analysis, Bradford County led the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in net job growth from March of 2009 to March 2010. According to the Northern Tier […]

Steuben County, NY May Accept Marcellus Drill Cuttings in County Landfill

Like neighboring Chemung County, NY, officials in Steuben County, NY are actively considering accepting Marcellus drill cuttings (leftover dirt and rock from drilling gas wells) in the county landfill. Drillers over the border in Pennsylvania are looking for a location to dump the cuttings. The debate over whether to accept drill cuttings always centers on […]

New York Times Talks About the Rising Importance of Shale Gas Worldwide

The New York Times recently ran an article talking about the emerging importance of natural gas from shale around the world. The article focuses on Poland and Europe, who have a desire to cut their energy dependence on Russia. But the article also includes these statements about the importance of shale gas in the United […]


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