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Delaware Basin Chairman Addresses Growing Calls For Action

Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) Chairman Michele Sierkerka said the organization is working to advance natural gas regulations in the basin, with “thousands of hours” logged so far by its staff and those of its member states on the process since November 2011.

July 16, 2013

Pennsylvania Landowner’s Group Threatens to Sue DRBC

A coalition of landowners in Wayne County, PA, is threatening to file a lawsuit against the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) over a continuing delay in either enacting natural gas regulations in the basin or deferring regulation to its four member states.

July 8, 2013

Pennsylvania Governor Urges DRBC Action to Lift Moratorium

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is urging the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to proceed with a proposal to revise water quality regulations, a move that could ultimately open the basin to expanded Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling.

July 5, 2013

Pennsylvania High Court Reaffirms Marcellus Property Rights

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has reaffirmed the state’s 131-year history of mineral rights law, unanimously ruling in favor of a Susquehanna County couple that had filed a lawsuit over the rights to the natural gas under property in the Marcellus Shale.

April 29, 2013

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Reaffirms Property Rights

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court reaffirmed the state’s 131-year history of mineral rights law on Wednesday, unanimously ruling in favor of a Susquehanna County couple that had filed suit over the rights to the Marcellus Shale gas under their property.

April 26, 2013

Water Biggest Worry of Fracking Fearful, Poll Finds

Consumers generally favor increased domestic energy production but have mixed feelings about the current natural gas boom, a recent poll by the University of Texas at Austin (UT) found. In particular, the survey illustrates how sharply divided the public remains over the use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for well stimulation.

April 11, 2013

SandRidge Reluctantly Accepts Hedge Fund’s Board Candidates

Following a judge’s decision in favor of TPG-Axon Capital, SandRidge Energy Inc. last week cleared the way for shareholders to consider a slate of candidates proposed by the hedge fund to replace SandRidge’s entire board of directors.

March 18, 2013
SandRidge Shareholders to Consider Hedge Fund’s Board Candidates

SandRidge Shareholders to Consider Hedge Fund’s Board Candidates

Following a judge’s decision in favor of TPG-Axon Capital, SandRidge Energy Inc. on Tuesday cleared the way for shareholders to consider a slate of candidates proposed by the hedge fund to replace SandRidge’s entire board of directors.

March 14, 2013

West Virginia Supreme Court Rules Against Landowners

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that state law doesn’t give landowners the right to seek judicial review of well permits issued by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). However, the appeals court urged lawmakers to consider changing the law to give landowners more say.

November 29, 2012

Youngstown, OH, Approves Leasing City-Owned Land for Oil, Gas Drilling

The city council in Youngstown, OH, voted 5-2 Wednesday in favor of an ordinance that could open city-owned land to oil and natural gas drilling.

October 19, 2012
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