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Pennsylvania DEP Reorganizes in Response to Gas Drilling
Posted on 23 Sep 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

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... Read More

Fracking, Methane And Drinking Water
Posted on 27 Jun 2011 by Dianne Saxe

By Dianne Saxe, Ontario Environmental Lawyer The Ernst v. Encana fracking lawsuit gained strength last month with the publication of Rob Jackson's peer-reviewed paper: Methane contamination of drinking water accompanying gas-well drilling and hydraulic... Read More

LAST CHANCE! Live Webcast Still Available For Sept. 9 Gas Drilling (Fracking) Operations Conference
Posted on 8 Sep 2011 by HB Litigation Conferences

BERWYN, Pa. - The seats are filled for HB Litigation Conferences ' Gas Drilling Operations Conference: Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) on Friday, Sept. 9, at the Hub Cira Centre , but the live Webcast is still available. Co-chairs are Marc Bern... Read More

Pennsylvania Agency Could Make Millions From Gas Drilling
Posted on 28 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

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... 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

3rd Circuit Upholds Ruling on Drilling in the Allegheny National Forest (Free Download)
Posted on 23 Sep 2011 by Lisa McManus

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... 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

Video: John Hanger on Government Oversight of Fracking
Posted on 14 Dec 2011 by Gregg Lawson

John Hanger, special counsel to Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellot and former secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, spoke at the HB Litigation Conferences' Gas Drilling Conference on Sept. 9 in Philadelphia. In this... Read More

Will Lawsuits Related to Shale Gas Drilling be the 'Next Big Thing?'
Posted on 14 Sep 2011 by Gregg Lawson

PHILADELPHIA - Shale drilling for natural gas is big business in several states, but will it be "the next big thing" for litigators? It may be too early to tell, but the plaintiff and defense bars are gearing up. About 110 attorneys, insurance... Read More

Video: Part 2: John Hanger on Government Regulation of Fracking
Posted on 14 Dec 2011 by Gregg Lawson

Part 2: John Hanger, special counsel to Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellot and former secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, spoke at the HB Litigation Conferences' Gas Drilling Conference on Sept. 9 in Philadelphia... 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

Few Seats Remain For Philadelphia Gas Drilling (Fracking) Operations Conference
Posted on 1 Sep 2011 by HB Litigation Conferences

BERWYN, Pa. - Only 10 seats remain for HB Litigation Conferences ' Gas Drilling Operations Conference: Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) on Friday, Sept. 9, at the Hub Cira Centre , 2929 Arch St., Philadelphia, attached to the 30 th Street Train Station... Read More