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Babst Calland: Federal Judge Enjoins Hempfield Township, Pa., From Prohibiting Seismic Testing
Posted on 23 Apr 2014 by Babst Calland

By Nicholas J. Habursky On April 10, 2014, a federal judge granted a preliminary injunction forcing Hempfield Township to permit ION Geophysical of Houston (ION) to perform seismic testing on the Township’s roads. Hempfield Township argued that... Read More

Ohio Announces Additional Permitting Requirements For Horizontal Drilling
Posted on 23 Apr 2014 by Babst Calland

By Michael T. Altvater The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has changed permitting requirements after finding a probable connection between horizontal drilling activity near a previously unknown microfault and recent seismic activity in the Mahoning... Read More

Babst Calland: RACT Rulemaking Expected to Impact Major Sources of NOx and VOC Emissions in Pennsylvania
Posted on 23 Apr 2014 by Babst Calland

By Meredith Odato Graham Proposed regulatory amendments published on April 19, 2014 are likely to affect hundreds of facilities in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) has estimated that 141 sources will need... Read More

Babst Calland: EPA Seeks Comment on Methane and VOC White Papers
Posted on 23 Apr 2014 by Babst Calland

By Holly A. Pisanelli On April 15, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released five technical white papers for peer review, each one focusing on a possible source of methane and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions within the... Read More