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CSSD Says Membership Will Grow Slowly, But Producers Cautious

CSSD Says Membership Will Grow Slowly, But Producers Cautious

Three weeks after the launch of the Center for Sustainable Shale Development (CSSD) and its proposed certification process, many oil and natural gas producers are in the dark about the initiative and taking a “wait and see” approach to participating.

April 11, 2013

Enviros Weigh in Colorado State-City Energy Fight

In the midst of two lawsuits filed by Colorado officials against locally passed oil and natural gas drilling rules, Longmont, CO, gained some support Thursday when the Sierra Club and Earthworks’ attorneys filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit seeking to invalidate an ordinance passed last year.

February 19, 2013

Industry Brief

The FracTracker Alliance and Mountain Watershed Association (MWA) are offering free training sessions across southeastern Pennsylvania for citizens who want to utilize the mapping capability of fractracker.org, a web-based tool for tracking and visualizing data related to shale gas extraction operations. The sessions “will show people how to find where drilling operations are located and learn more about them, according to MWA, which said the tool is already being used by citizen water monitoring volunteers and community advocates. Sessions are scheduled in Washington County Feb. 26, Butler County March 26, and Westmoreland County April 30, with more sessions planned through October. Information and registration is available by contacting Melissa Troutman (melissa@mtwatershed.com, (724) 455-4200 ext 6). The training sessions are sponsored by the Heinz Endowments (see Shale Daily, Sept. 2, 2011).

February 19, 2013

Dallas Commission Rethinking Drilling Decision

Over the objections of a citizens group opposed to gas drilling, the city of Dallas Plan Commission last Thursday voted to revisit a previous vote against special use permits (SUP) to allow Trinity East Energy LLC to drill within the city limits.

January 14, 2013

Dallas Commission Expected to Reconsider Drilling Decision

A citizens group opposed to gas drilling within the city of Dallas is rounding up supporters to attend a City Plan Commission meeting Thursday at which commissioners are expected to reconsider a previous denial of permits to drill that are being sought by Trinity East Energy LLC.

January 8, 2013

Colorado Springs, CO, Adopts Fracking Rules

On a 6-3 vote after dozens of citizens and business representatives spoke, the Colorado Springs, CO, City Council late Tuesday night approved rules to allow the use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in oil and natural gas drilling, mirroring similar statewide rules.

November 29, 2012
Exploratory Drilling Stalled in Part of Colorado

Exploratory Drilling Stalled in Part of Colorado

Leases for oil and gas development along the southern fringe of the Piceance Basin in western Colorado are nearing their expiration as a citizens’ action and the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are blocking five exploration/production (E&P) companies, including a unit of Encana Corp.’s U.S. operations, spread over a five-county area.

November 20, 2012

Pennsylvania Asked to Scrutinize Drilling Rules

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has received requests from citizens, oil and gas companies and local officials to review the drilling ordinances of three of the five localities in southwestern Pennsylvania that have filed a legal challenge to Act 13, the state’s omnibus Marcellus Shale law.

September 24, 2012

Wyoming Gets Citizens’ Air Quality Recommendations

A citizens’ advisory task force on Wednesday submitted its final recommendation for cleaning up the air in the Upper Green River Basin to the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), prompting praise from Gov. Matt Mead.

September 24, 2012
Pennsylvania Urged by Industry, Locals to Scrutinize Drilling Rules

Pennsylvania Urged by Industry, Locals to Scrutinize Drilling Rules

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has received requests from citizens, oil and gas companies and local officials to review the drilling ordinances of three of the five localities in southwestern Pennsylvania that have filed a legal challenge to Act 13, the state’s omnibus Marcellus Shale law.

September 20, 2012
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