Hydraulic Fracturing

DEP: Water Downstream of Marcellus Water Treatment Plants Is Safe

Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection announced results of in-stream water quality monitoring for radioactive material in seven of the commonwealth's rivers.

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Siemens to Supply Filter Presses for Gas Drilling Water Reuse

The company is providing a system to treat fracking wastewater in Tioga County, Pa.

Bill Would Protect Pennsylvania's Waters from Drilling Damage

In this bill, natural gas drillers would be responsible for more contaminant liability.

Audit Protocols Aim to Help Companies Comply With New Environmental Regulations

The CheckPoint Pennsylvania Audit Protocols consist of eight checklists with more than 1,000 questions. The questions are designed so that a user can select only the questions that pertain to their operations.

America's Natural Gas Alliance Responds to Plans to Reintroduce the FRAC Act

Daniel Whitten, vice president for strategic communications for America's Natural Gas Alliance, says FRAC Act isn't necessary on top of existing local, state and federal rules.

Researchers Developing Shale Gas Reservoir Simulator

University of Oklahoma researchers are developing a new simulator for shale gas reservoirs that will provide oil and gas companies with an essential tool for managing production and choosing drilling locations to lower costs and increase production.

First Claim Filed in New York for Contamination Caused by Natural Gas Drilling

The complaint alleges that the property values for homes owned by nine families have been reduced and the families' health has been jeopardized.

Pennsylvania General Energy Co. Fined for Illegal Surfactant Discharge

The Department of Environmental Protection has fined Pennsylvania General Energy Co. $28,960 for the illegal discharge of Airfoam HD, a surfactant, into Pine Creek in Lycoming County last March.

EPA Submits Draft Hydraulic Fracturing Study Plan to Independent Scientists for Review

EPA submitted its draft study plan on hydraulic fracturing for review to the agency’s Science Advisory Board, a group of independent scientists.

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Hydraulic Fracturing -- Is it all it's cracked up to be?

Is hydraulic fracturing the holy grail of energy independence or a groundwater nightmare in the making?