Pennsylvania Agency Could Make Millions From Gas Drilling

PITTSBURGH - (AP) The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission could make millions of dollars selling water from a public lake to gas drilling companies or it could wind up with far less if water levels are persistently low. The commission in April signed a contract with Williams Production Appalachia,...

Aqua America, PVR Partners Announce Joint Venture Private Water Pipeline in Marcellus Shale

Aqua America Inc. (NYSE: WTR) ("Aqua") and Penn Virginia Resource Partners, L.P. (NYSE: PVR) ("PVR") on Sept. 20 announced that certain of their operating subsidiaries have formed a joint venture, Aqua - PVR Water Services, LLC, to construct and operate a private pipeline system to...

Pennsylvania DEP Reorganizes in Response to Gas Drilling

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A major reorganization within the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will refocus the agency on its core mission of protecting the environment while improving efficiency and regulatory consistency. "These organizational changes will enhance the department's...

3rd Circuit Upholds Ruling on Drilling in the Allegheny National Forest (Free Download)

In a ruling issued earlier this week, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district court's decision to issue an injunction barring the United States Forest Service from applying the environmental impact study requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act to drilling in the 800-square...

Pennsylvania Would Let Counties Set Natural Gas Drilling Fees

PITTSBURGH - (AP) Gov. Tom Corbett released a plan for Pennsylvania's natural gas boom Monday that would allow the state's counties to impose a fee on drilling to help pay to regulate it and fix environmental damage in communities where it is happening. The fee, which could be as high as $160...