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Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: DOE Study: Fracking Didn't Contaminate Water
Posted on 22 Jul 2013 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Brian J. Pulito A landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) shows no evidence that chemicals from the natural gas drilling process moved up to contaminate drinking water aquifers at a Western Pennsylvania drilling site. Richard Hammack... Read More

Learn More About Fracking - White Paper and Complimentary CLE Webinar: Best Practices for Avoiding Common Issues Arising from Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) Extraction Agreements
Posted on 12 Dec 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

Register for a complimentary CLE webinar: Best Practices for Avoiding Common Issues Arising from Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) Extraction Agreements - Tuesday Dec. 20 th 2PM EST http://www.eventsvc.com/LexisNexis_HB/register/8aa10302-64b8-4d6d-87aa... Read More

Pennsylvania Would Let Counties Set Natural Gas Drilling Fees
Posted on 7 Oct 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

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... Read More

Arnold & Porter's Regulatory Chart and Case Chart Provide Monthly Updates On Hydraulic Fracturing
Posted on 8 Aug 2012 by J. Cullen Howe

By J. Cullen Howe, Environmental Law Specialist, Arnold & Porter LLP Hydraulic fracturing (fracking), a process used by the oil and gas industry for more than 60 years, has attracted the national spotlight. By injecting fluids and other materials... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Pennsylvania DEP Repurposes Rules for Oil and Gas Wells – Industry Concerns Increase
Posted on 3 Apr 2015 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Gary E. Slagel | As was previously noted on this blog site, the PA Department of Environmental Protection embarked on an effort several years ago to revise its Chapter 78 rules pertaining to the permitting and environmental issues associated with... Read More

AP Enterprise: Lowball Natural Gas Drilling Leases Haunt Pennsylvania
Posted on 28 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

FORKSVILLE, Pa. - (AP) A few short years after agreeing to lease their land to a natural gas company for $2 an acre, Dave and Karen Beinlich could do little but watch, and wait, as an overnight drilling boom turned fellow Pennsylvania landowners into... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Mechanical Integrity Assessment in Pennsylvania
Posted on 22 Nov 2013 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Stephen C. Smith Well operators in Pennsylvania must inspect each operating well at least quarterly to ensure it is in compliance with the well construction and operating requirements as required by Pa. Code title 25, § 78.88 . At a minimum... Read More

Aqua America, PVR Partners Announce Joint Venture Private Water Pipeline in Marcellus Shale
Posted on 23 Sep 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

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... Read More

Environmental Groups Sue Over Natural Gas Drilling Regulations
Posted on 6 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) Environmental groups filed a lawsuit Thursday in New York City to force federal officials to conduct an environmental review before issuing final regulations on natural gas drilling in the Delaware River Basin because of concerns over... Read More

Video: John Imse on Government Regulations for Fracking
Posted on 14 Dec 2011 by Gregg Lawson

John Imse, Principal at the ENVIRON Group, spoke at the Gas Drilling Operations Conference on Sept. 9 in Philadelphia sponsored by HB Litigation Conferences. In this clip, Imse contrasts how hydraulic fracturing is viewed and regulated in the Western... Read More

William A. Ruskin: Hydrofracking and The Battle Over Water in South Texas
Posted on 21 Oct 2012 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin In an article titled, " Introduction to Hydraulic Fracturing Natural Gas Exploration ," Rebecca Jo Reser , an IADC member and partner at the San Antonio, Texas law firm of Davidson Troilo Ream & Garza, discusses the... Read More

Pennsylvania Gov. Corbett Gets Report From Panel On Marcellus Gas Drilling
Posted on 28 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

HARRISBURG Pa. - (AP) A hand-picked panel on natural gas drilling gave Gov. Tom Corbett its recommendations on Friday, a report that included no surprises concerning what it sure to be a major topic of legislative debate this fall. The advisory panel... Read More