Harrisburg

Industry Seeks Balance on Pennsylvania Impact Fee, Regulations

As Pennsylvania legislators continue to work out a compromise on natural gas drilling impact fee legislation, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) on Friday urged leaders in Harrisburg “to avoid the temptation of crafting policy in a vacuum and instead design a fee and regulatory structure that not only provides heightened safeguards to the public, but also a competitive investment climate.”

January 23, 2012

Rains Ease Susquehanna Basin Withdrawal Restrictions

A stretch of heavy rainfall across Pennsylvania helped ease water levels in the Susquehanna River Basin, but the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) on Monday morning was still restricting withdrawals on 28 state waterways.

August 16, 2011

DEP Reports Marcellus Violations, Defends Changes

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) released its latest report on Marcellus Shale inspections and violations, while its acting secretary defended recent enforcement policy changes.

April 14, 2011

People

Former Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary John Hanger has joined the Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott law firm in Harrisburg, PA. Hanger will support the firm’s practices in the areas of energy, utility and environment, concentrating in alternative energy, clean transportation infrastructure, energy efficiency, competitive energy markets and smartgrid, according to the firm. Hanger, a former CEO of Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future and a former member of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Duke University. He left DEP last month after a tenure of more than two years during which activity in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale mushroomed.

February 17, 2011

People

Former Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary John Hanger has joined the Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott law firm in Harrisburg, PA. Hanger will support the firm’s practices in the areas of energy, utility and environment, concentrating in alternative energy, clean transportation infrastructure, energy efficiency, competitive energy markets and smartgrid, according to the firm. Hanger, a former CEO of Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future and a former member of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Duke University. He left DEP last month after a tenure of more than two years during which activity in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale mushroomed.

February 14, 2011

Marcellus Coalition Looking Forward to Corbett Administration

The administration of Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Tom Corbett, who is scheduled to be inaugurated in Harrisburg Jan. 18, should be a breath of fresh air for the natural gas industry, which saw outgoing Gov. Ed Rendell’s administration put state forest land off limits to drillers and push for a significant severance tax of 5% on drilling, according to Marcellus Shale Coalition President Kathryn Klaber.

January 5, 2011

Pennsylvania Continues Search for Common Ground on Gas Tax

With less than two weeks remaining until an election that could shift the balance of power in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell and the state’s General Assembly remain deadlocked over a proposed natural gas severance tax.

October 21, 2010

Pennsylvania Gas Tax Deal Remains Elusive

With less than two weeks remaining until an election that could shift the balance of power in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell and the state’s General Assembly remain deadlocked over a proposed natural gas severance tax.

October 21, 2010

Pennsylvania Regulators, Industry Seek Marcellus Wastewater Solution

Officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and representatives of the natural gas industry met in Harrisburg, PA, last week for the first of a series of meetings to explore methods of treating wastewater generated by drilling operations in the state, especially an increasing number of operations in the Marcellus Shale.

January 19, 2009

Pennsylvania Regulators, Industry Seek Marcellus Wastewater Solution

Officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and representatives of the natural gas industry met in Harrisburg, PA, Tuesday for the first of a series of meetings to explore methods of treating wastewater generated by drilling operations in the state, including an increasing number of operations in the Marcellus Shale.

January 15, 2009