Archive for July 1st, 2011

New York’s DEC Releases Summary of New Drilling Regulations, But Not the Actual Document

A month ago, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told Joe Martens, Cuomo’s new Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), to release the years-in-the-making new regulations for drilling in the Marcellus Shale in New York State by July 1. Today is July 1 and the 900+ page drilling regulations document—known as the draft Supplemental […]

Anti-Drillers in NY Angry with Gov. Cuomo Over Green Light for Drilling, Some Threaten Civil Disobedience

Now that it’s clear that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo intends to lift the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing and allow drilling in the Marcellus Shale to proceed, groups that oppose drilling are expressing their disappointment in a very public way. Some of the more extreme elements are even threatening civil disobedience.

Ohio Gov. Kasich Signs Law Opening State Parks to Oil and Gas Drilling

Ohio Gov. John Kasich yesterday signed into law a new measure that allows oil and gas drilling in state parks.

WV College Signs Lease with Chesapeake Energy to Allow Marcellus Shale Drilling

Bethany College, located in Bethany, WV (Brooke County), has just signed a lease agreement with Chesapeake Energy to allow drilling for Marcellus Shale gas on property owned by the college.

Shale Gas Pipeline Costs Have Tripled in Past Seven Years, Marcellus Pipelines Cost the Most

Shale gas pipelines have skyrocketed in price in recent years, according to a new report by Ziff Energy.


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