Archive for March 15th, 2011

PA Sen. Bob Casey Re-introduces Bill Transferring Control of Marcellus Drilling to the Federal Government

Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey has re-introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate that would strip away states’ rights, including his home state of Pennsylvania, to manage and protect their own land and natural resources, and instead concentrate that power at the federal level under the Environmental Protection Agency. He calls the legislation “The FRAC Act”—Fracturing Responsibility […]

PA Court Case Finds in Favor of Landowners, Against Drillers in Lease Extension Case

A legal case that affects Pennsylvania landowners with signed leases to allow Marcellus drilling on their land has just been decided in landowners’ favor in a PA court. But it’s complicated to explain (we’ll do our best).

West Virginia Gov. Tomblin Says He Will Regulate Marcellus Shale Drilling on His Own

As MDN noted yesterday, the West Virginia legislature ended its regular session without passing any new regulations governing drilling in the Marcellus Shale, even though most agree there are important issues that need to be addressed in the state as the young but rapidly developing Marcellus drilling industry continues to expand. Now there is word […]

Will Maryland Start Issuing Marcellus Shale Drilling Permits Soon?

It’s tough to get a read on whether Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley will allow drilling in the Marcellus Shale to move forward any time soon, or not.


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