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LETTER: Use common sense to make a decision about shale drilling

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Editor: I am a local farmer. I’m a simple man and, like most farmers, I have a lot of common sense. Simplicity and common sense go hand in hand. In order for my farm to operate, I must make many logical decisions. If logic is not applied to my decision-making process, I suffer the consequences. […]

Is your rural community ready for the changing energy landscape?

Friday, December 16, 2011

The communities that do best in the changing energy landscape will adopt appropriate land use, housing, planning, schooling, regulatory, and capital management strategies that anticipate and can adapt to change.

Protesters urge a slow down in Marcellus drilling

Thursday, December 1, 2011

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Protesters outside Youngstown’s Covelli Center Nov. 30 wanted the Utica and Marcellus shale drilling to slow, but the feeling inside was that it is moving full steam ahead. The public filled the sold-out trade show and a stage area where speakers talked about the jobs that lay ahead for the area, the […]

Marcellus shale seminar focuses on municipal experiences

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A presentation detailing how municipal governments are dealing with the Marcellus Shale natural-gas boom will be offered by Penn State Extension Dec. 6 from 6:30-9 p.m.

Is your mineral lease outdated or ‘inadequate?’ There may be options

Thursday, November 10, 2011

At least know where you stand and what’s available, experts advise.

Free testing of private water supplies available in some Pa. counties

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

PITTSBURGH — The Colcom Foundation’s grant program Marcellus Environmental Fund has secured $150,000 for the Headwaters Quality Drinking Water Project to provide low income families in Jefferson, Elk, Potter, Cameron, Clinton, Centre and McKean counties with funding to secure chain of custody water sample analyses of their private water supplies prior to Marcellus Shale gas well drilling activities.

Penn State study looks at water quality in private wells near Marcellus shale drilling

Monday, November 7, 2011

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A study of more than 200 drinking-water wells near Marcellus Shale natural-gas wells in 20 counties did not find statistically significant evidence of contamination from hydraulic fracturing.

Roy N. Brugmann, 1931-2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

MANTUA, Ohio — Roy N. Brugmann, 80, died Oct. 28, 2011, at his residence. Born in Shalersville Township on May 16, 1931, he was the son of Oscar and Annie (Paserk) Brugmann Sr. A lifetime resident of the Mantua and Shalersville areas, he began his career in the sand and gravel business as a young […]

CONSOL and Hess to jointly develop Utica shale in Ohio

Thursday, October 27, 2011

PITTSBURGH — CONSOL Energy Inc. announced it has closed on its agreement with Hess Corporation to jointly explore and develop CONSOL’s nearly 200,000 Utica Shale acres in Ohio.

EPA announces schedule to develop natural gas wastewater standards

Friday, October 21, 2011

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing a schedule to develop standards for wastewater discharges produced by natural gas extraction from underground coalbed and shale formations. No comprehensive set of national standards exists at this time for the disposal of wastewater discharged from natural gas extraction activities, and over the coming months EPA […]

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