Pennsylvania presentation – Water in the Oil and Gas Industry
SAFE DRINKING WATER
Pennsylania Code regarding safe drinking water
White Paper: Utilization of Mine Influenced Water for Natural Gas Extraction Activities
The PA Department of Environmental Protection has developed a White Paper outlining how the department can promote the voluntary use of mine-influenced water by the oil and gas industry. The White Paper also establishes a process for DEP to review and evaluate proposals to use mine-influenced water for natural gas extraction activities. Posted on this website Jan 11, 2013
DEP Procedures on Reporting of Water Test Results and Notices of Violations Related to Shale Gas Operations
Nov 14, 2012 letter from 25 organizations to PA Gov. Tom Corbett.
Risky Business: An Analysis of Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling Violations in Pennsylvania 2008-2011
Erika Staaf, PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center, February 2012.
Pa. PUC Administrative Law Judge Nixes Public Utility Status for Midstream Operators
December 2010 (No. 1) Marcellus Shale Alert
In a closely-watched proceeding before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (“Pa. PUC”) that—potentially—promises to determine the means by which natural gas extracted from the Marcellus Shale is brought to market, an Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) has ruled that natural gas gathering, treating and processing—or “midstream services”—are not services offered “to or for the public” within the meaning of the Public Utility Code and, consequently, midstream operators are not entitled to a certificate of public convenience that would allow them to operate as public utilities.
The Case for a Moratorium on Drilling the Marcellus Shale in PA by Stephen Cleghorn
An organic farmer in western PA makes the case for a moratorium on gas extraction in the Marcellus Shale. December 5, 2011.
The Pa DEP defends responds to criticism from the EPA. Spring 2011.
Impacts of Marcellus Shale Development on Municipal Governments in Susquehanna and Washington Counties, 2010
Penn State Cooperative Extension by Miachel Jacobson and Timothy W. Kelsey. 2011
PA Preemption Decision
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania in Penneco Oil Company, Inc. v. The County of Fayette, Pennsylvania, recently affirmed a lower court decision holding that a local zoning ordinance was not preempted by the state’s Oil and Gas Act