Browsing All posts tagged under »Marcellus Shale«

Landowners fight eminent domain in Pa. gas field

January 31, 2012 by


LAPORTE, Pa. (AP) – Federal regulators who approved a 39-mile natural gas pipeline in northern Pennsylvania say they relied on the pipeline company’s assurances that it would minimize the use of eminent domain. Yet a few days after winning approval for its MARC 1 pipeline in the heart of the giant Marcellus Shale gas field, […]

Department of Energy lowers Marcellus gas reserves estimate

January 24, 2012 by


Matt Richmond, BINGHAMTON The Department of Energy has drastically reduced its estimate for natural gas reserves in the Marcellus Shale. The Innovation Trail’s Matt Richmond reports: In a preview of its Energy Outlook for 2012, the DOE reduced its estimate of recoverable natural gas in the Marcellus from 410 trillion cubic feet to 141 trillion […]

Anti fracking rally draws hundreds to Albany

January 23, 2012 by


Karen DeWitt, ALBANY Actor Debra Winger and Gasland filmmaker Josh Fox were among hundreds of anti fracking protesters who descended upon the State Capitol Monday, in one of the largest demonstrations against the natural gas drilling process so far. From Albany, Karen DeWitt reports: Hundreds of protesters, many holding signs directed against Governor Cuomo, came […]

Industry, enviros note lack of gas $ in NY budget

January 18, 2012 by


     ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – Environmental groups and the natural gas industry note that Gov. Andrew Cuomo made no mention of newfound wealth from shale gas as he outlined his proposed budget. Brad Gill of the Independent Oil and Gas Association of New York says the industry looks forward to bringing the state new revenues […]

Environmental agency receives estimated 40,000 comments on fracking

January 12, 2012 by


Karen DeWitt, ALBANY The State’s environmental commissioner estimates the agency has received 40,000 comments in the public comment period on proposed hydrofracking in New York, which ended Wednesday. Karen DeWitt reports: Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens says one day after the public comment period has closed, his staff is still opening boxes, but […]

Fracking comment period ends today

January 11, 2012 by


Karen DeWitt, ALBANY The public comment period for the Cuomo administration’s proposal for natural gas hydro fracking ends today. Opponents are left wishing they had more time, while supporters say they’d like to see drilling begin soon. Karen DeWitt has more from Albany: As the deadline neared for the end of the public comment period […]

CDC scientist: tests needed on gas drilling impact

January 4, 2012 by


     PITTSBURGH (AP) – One of the government’s top scientists says much more research is needed to determine the possible impacts of shale gas drilling on human health and the environment. Dr. Christopher Portier of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says studies should include all the ways people can be exposed, such […]