Rex Energy Inc. is planning to begin site development late next week at a controversial location near a large school campus in western Pennsylvania. The company has been met with staunch opposition from a group of parents concerned about the health and safety of students.
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After facing strong opposition from students, faculty and nearby residents who maintained a fossil fuel plant did not coincide with the school’s mission to reduce its carbon footprint, the University of Delaware has scrapped plans for a 279 MW co-generation power plant that would have burned natural gas.
A conservation-minded citizens group in northeastern Nevada last Friday filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Interior Department and its Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in the U.S. District Court for Nevada, challenging the legality of BLM allowing an oil/natural gas lease sale to proceed earlier this year.
Five of the biggest U.S. natural gas producers are collaborating with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to ask engineers and technology inventors to submit their best ideas for continuous methane detection at oil and natural gas operations.
Continuing with their pledge to ban fracking in Youngstown, a grassroots committee is seeking signatures for a third ballot initiative in May that would once again ask voters to amend the city’s charter, while affiliated anti-hydraulic fracturing (fracking) activists will try for the same in nearby Niles, OH.
A group of companies, including at least two electric utilities, has begun a discussion to possibly build a large natural gas pipeline that would connect Marcellus Shale supplies with Philadelphia customers.
As historically a dropping off point for major interstate natural gas pipelines, rather than a final destination, Arizona is intensifying its assessment of natural gas as part of a statewide energy plan now being drafted by Gov. Jan Brewer’s Energy Office.
In a maneuver rendered purely symbolic by the party’s minority status in the state’s legislature, a group of Pennsylvania Democrats recently approved a resolution calling for an end to hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the state.
A MDU Resources Group Inc. subsidiary last week launched a natural gas pipeline project that would stretch across the Bakken Shale from western North Dakota to western Minnesota, where it would connect with Viking Gas Transmission Co.’s gas system.