On Tuesday, June 29, 2010, CHEC & the Foundation for PA Watersheds will be hosting one of the most diverse meetings ever assembled to address Marcellus Shale gas extraction concerns. The meeting is also to officially launch this blog! (We’re calling both components “FracTracker” for simplicity purposes.) Serious economic, environmental & public health concerns surround […]
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The Independent Regulatory Review Commission just passed two revisions to Chapter 102 & one to Chapter 95 that help to protect our waterways from natural gas drilling. The new rules will require that drillers treat the wastewater produced from hydraulic fracturing to drinking water standards if they want to dispose of it in PA’s waterways. […]
What is Marcellus Shale, how is it different, & why the sudden interest in it? What is the size of the drill pad? What happens to trees that are on the drill pad when it is cleared? Must the gas company restore the drill pad after drilling & fracing? Who keeps watch over this process? […]