Earthworks Blasts TCEQ on Eagle Ford, and the Regulator Responds

A report by environmental group Earthworks on the Eagle Ford Shale alleges “reckless endangerment” by regulator Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ); however, TCEQ has fired back that Earthworks is being reckless with the facts of its monitoring and enforcement of drilling, fracking and production in the region.

September 23, 2013

UGI Pipeline, Compressor Station Subject to Public Hearing

In a bid to succeed in a part of Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale where two other companies have failed, officials with a midstream subsidiary of UGI Corp. will attend Tuesday night’s public hearing before the Luzerne County Planning Commission to field questions about the company’s proposal to build a natural gas pipeline and compressor station.

August 7, 2012

Industry Smells Armendariz in EPA’s Barnett Ozone Rule

Controversial former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 Administrator Al Armendariz left his job at the end of April, but his fingerprints are on an agency rule calling for stricter ozone standards that would affect Barnett Shale natural gas interests in Wise County, TX, energy companies and industry groups said.

July 27, 2012

Pennsylvania Study Reverses Bromide Claim

Pennsylvania researchers have corrected a recent study that suggested increased bromide levels in private water wells after drilling or hydraulic fracturing occurred nearby.

December 1, 2011

Pennsylvania Publishing Wastewater Guidelines

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) plans to release a technical guidance this week explaining the details of wastewater regulations revised last year.

November 8, 2011

Pipeliners: Proposed Emissions Rules Misguided

There is “no defensible reason” for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to subject natural gas pipelines and storage facilities to regulation of emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC), said a major interstate gas pipeline group.

October 14, 2011

Firm Corrects Fort Worth Air Monitoring Gaffe

An early report from an ongoing Fort Worth air quality study has been corrected to show that volatile organic compounds (VOC) detected at one of the monitored sites are much lower than stated more than two weeks ago.

March 2, 2011