Marcellus Shale Violations per Inspection and Enforcements per Violation

Marcellus Shale violations issued by the Pennsylvania DEP from January through April, 2011. Violation information from April was recently posted on the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) website, and two new violations datasets have been posted on our DataTool as well, including: PA MS Inspections, Violations, and Enforcements: 1-11 to 4-11, and PA MS Inspections, […]

Data Transparency Bill Will Aid Emergency Response

Fire in Hopewell Township PA, Southwestern PA on 3-31-10 Earlier this week, a Pennsylvania Senate committee approved a bill that would require natural gas drilling companies to provide emergency response information to local authorities. Here are the key requirements of drilling companies that are being proposed: Post emergency response information at each well site Register […]

Year to Date Drilling Activity in Pennsylvania

Year to date drilled wells in Pennsylvania. Click the map for a larger, dynamic view. I have updated the 2011 drilled wells information on FracTracker’s DataTool. There are several interesting trends to point out, including: Percentage of wells from the Marcellus Shale formation Drilling operator trends Non Marcellus horizontal well data Marcellus Shale and Other […]

FracTracker Webinar Reminder

Today we will be hosting Webinar #7 in the FracTracker training series. This afternoon’s webinar will cover the various programs working in collaboration with the the FracTracker system, a quick piece about the Data Index, and changes to the blog that are coming soon.  If you can’t make the webinar, the recording will be available online […]

Marcellus Citizen Stewardship Project: Visual Assessment Training

an outreach, assessment, & monitoring initiative Thursday, May 19th Hosted by Mountain Watershed Association Do you want to help prevent pollution from Marcellus Shale Development in your community? Our visual assessment training provides information on permit tracking, air and water pollution, using FracTracker, safety, and filing a complaint with DEP. When:  May 19, 2011 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM Where:  Bridgeside Point […]