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Suit over Marcellus Shale law goes to judges
A constitutional challenge by seven municipalities to Pennsylvania’s new law regulating the growth of natural gas exploration is in the hands of seven Commonwealth Court judges after a hearing Wednesday in which they repeatedly challenged lawyers from both sides in the closely watched case.
Health care company seeks drilling facts
Some people are absolutely sure gas drilling threatens public health, while others are absolutely sure it doesn’t. Geisinger Health Systems is looking for more facts on the debate. “Our concern is getting reliable data so we know what to do for our patients,” said David Carey, director of Geisinger’s Weis Center for Research in Danville, Pa.
Lawrence Corvi: Marcellus Shale — a lot more good than bad
Lawrence and Mercer county business leaders recently learned more about how Marcellus Shale development is impacting our area. Most of the news seemed to be good, but those in attendance were reminded it’s still early in the game for one of the biggest stori
District wants own terms in shale lease
The Wilmington school board has informally decided to move toward leasing district land for Marcellus Shale drilling. But its members want to do so under the district’s terms.
Wilmington weighs drilling leases
Safety versus finances. Heavy truck traffic, noise, pollution. Benzine, toluene and other noxious gases. Asthma and cancer. Kids crossing streets laden with hundreds of trucks filled with water. Transient people moving in to work. An increase in crime rate. The potential for overall change in the makeup of a community.
Wilmington board offers views on drill lease
Members of the Wilmington school board expressed their positions about whether to lease district land for Marcellus/Utica shale drilling. The consensus was to proceed with pursuing a lease of portions of the district’s 73.35 acres with one of two drilling companies acquiring rights in the county — Shell Oil and Hilcorp Energy.
Drill deals being considered by school districts, communities
Marcellus and Utica Shale-related drilling and leases are polka-dotting the landscape of Lawrence County. Several local government entities, including school districts, are considering or have entered land lease offers, and at least three drilling companies are pursuing leases and planning to establish drilling sites throughout the county.
Hilcorp Energy plans two wells; Shell Oil will continue drilling at existing sites
Hilcorp Energy Co. is seeking permits to drill two gas wells on property at Route 551 and Garner roads. It already has applied to the state Department of Environmental Protection for the permits to drill on the property of Laird and Joyce Whiting. The applications are under review and are pending, according to eNotices issued by DEP.
Union considering drilling lease
The potential exists for the Union school district to sign a five-year lease for shale drilling. However, the motion to recommend an agreement with Texas-based Hilcorp in Houston, was tabled at this week’s meeting.
Online well drilling sessions offered
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will host online information sessions on implementing Act 13. That is the new state law governing shale well drilling.
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