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Oil and Gas Developer Challenges an Extreme Waste Disposal Ordinance Enacted by a Pennsylvania Township

Oil and gas developer Pennsylvania General Energy Company, LLC (“PGE”) recently filed suit against Grant Township in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, alleging that a waste disposal ordinance enacted by the Township violates the...more

8/21/2014 - Energy Environmental Policies Oil & Gas Waste Waste Disposal

ACTEC Wealth Advisor App Offers Powerful Planning Tool for Wealth Management Professionals

The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) is a national association of leading trust and estate attorneys. ACTEC contributes to the field of trusts and estates law through scholarship, teaching, and bar...more

1/30/2014 - Estate Planning Mobile Apps Personal Finances

Pennsylvania Drillers May Soon Face Tightened Environmental Regulations

Oil and gas drillers in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale formation may soon find themselves subject to more stringent environmental protection standards under regulations proposed by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental...more

9/5/2013 - Chemicals Compliance Department of Environmental Protection Discharge of Pollutants Environmental Policies Fracking Marcellus Shale Oil & Gas Shale Gas

EPA Finalizes a Rule Excluding Reusable and Disposable Wipes from Hazardous Waste Regulation

Businesses spend millions of dollars each year disposing of solvent-contaminated rags, towels and other wipes. Much of the high cost stems from the fact that, under existing regulations, wipes contaminated with hazardous...more

8/8/2013 - EPA Hazardous Substances Labeling Recordkeeping Requirements Waste Disposal

The EPA Claims it Will More Closely Examine and Assess Ohio’s Oversight of Injection Wells

Deep injection wells have been scattered across American soil for over eighty years. Many of these wells are used to dispose of liquid wastes. Traditionally, while there have been some controversies, the practice of disposing...more

7/23/2013 - Earthquakes EPA Fracking ODNR Oil & Gas Underground Injection Wells

Deja Vu All Over Again: The Ohio Senate Inserts TENORM Provisions Back Into the State’s Budget Bill

The Ohio Senate released its version of the state budget bill—Am. Sub. HB 59—on June 4. As previously reported by the Shale Blog, the Governor’s original budget proposal included provisions for the disposal of TENORM...more

6/18/2013 - NORM Proposed Legislation State Budgets TENORM

Ohio Legislative Proposal Regulating Radioactive Drilling Wastes To Be Delayed Until Fall

Ohio Governor John Kasich’s proposed budget was introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives in early February as HB 59. Our prior analysis of the original bill can be found here. HB 59 includes amendments requested by...more

4/10/2013 - Proposed Legislation Radioactive Drilling Waste State Budgets

New York State Assembly Votes to Extend Hydraulic Fracturing Moratorium

The New York State Assembly voted on March 6 to suspend the issuance of drilling permits for high-volume hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus and Utica formations until May 15, 2015. The vote came as the state’s de facto...more

3/15/2013 - Andrew Cuomo Environmental Impact Report Fracking Fracking Bans Proposed Legislation Water

Ohio Court: State Oil And Gas Law Pre-Empts Local Drilling Regulations

The nationwide oil and gas boom has exposed a rift in the relationship between state and local governments seeking to regulate shale drilling and development. This tension has been playing out in several key shale states –...more

2/28/2013 - Fracking Oil & Gas Preemption Shale Gas

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