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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

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

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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