Monday, June 21, 2010

Truth Source: Laura Legere - Times Tribune

Times Tribune
by Laura Legere (staff writer)
Published: June 21, 2010
Deep Impact Series
State lacks consistent record keeping for natural gas drilling contamination, leak incidents
A Times-Tribune review of records detailing gas drilling spills, leaks and contamination incidents revealed hundreds of problems at well sites since the beginning of 2005.
Recent Drilling News
-Investigation reveals little state oversight, looming problems with gas drilling
-Growing number of scientists say not enough known about effects of drilling
-Gas well development creeping toward Lackawanna County
-More than an eighth of Lackawanna County land leased to drilling companies, more wells likely
-Impact of natural gas drilling environmental woes could linger
-TROUBLED PROMISE: Little oversight, looming problems for Pa. gas industry
-Six-month investigation of natural gas drilling in NEPA finds lack of disclosure
-Rail yard dormant since King Coal's demise revived by Shale
-Wastewater rule wins key vote in Harrisburg
-Wastewater rule awaits key vote
-DEP seeks new drilling safety laws
-Six Wayne County gas wells elude Delaware River commission moratorium
-Manufacturing group plans gas session
-Sestak plans town-hall meeting on gas drilling
-Federal judge lets fraud claim stand in suit against gas driller Cabot
-DEP orders drilling halt during probe
-West Virginia gas well blast injures 7; flames now 40 feet
-Pennsylvania missing $54M in tax revenue from natural gas production
-Gas spews for hours from out-of-control Pa. well
-Robert Kennedy Jr., environmentalists hear of gas woes in Dimock
-Upper Delaware River named most endangered river in the United States
-Luzerne County Community College plans safety training for natural gas work
-Oil giant Shell acquires company with Northern tier gas leases
-PennDOT offers gas drilling-related road info
-Greenfield considers zoning change for gas drilling
-Oklahoma company adds to gas land lease holdings in region
-Study pegs $18B impact from gas drilling; critics say it ignores environmental costs
-House panel approves well protection bill
-Officials working on gas shipping, fluid mixing hub in Carbondale
-Marcellus drilling spurs calls for higher bonds