Archives for July 2010

Floods, Famines, Earthquakes and the DRBC

Landowners, communities challenge Delaware River Basin Commission to explain rationale, authority behind denying opportunity of the Marcellus to Northeast PA   Translated literally from French it means “superior force,” but translated practically into American law, the term force majeure is a clause used by parties that encounter a situation so severe that it’s actually designated as […]

MSC Letter to the Delaware River Basin Commission

I write on behalf of the Marcellus Shale Coalition to express our concern regarding the “Supplemental Determination of the Executive Director Concerning Natural Gas Extraction Activities in Shale Formations within the Drainage Area of Special Protection Waters,” issued June 14, 2010.

MSC Statement on New DEP Wellsite Standards

CANONSBURG, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president and executive director Kathryn Klaber issued the following statement today after reviewing the letter sent to all Marcellus operators by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) as a follow-up to the agency’s investigation of a mechanical wellsite incident in Clearfield County last month: “Today’s letter from DEP […]

About that Water in Your Well

Study says millions of PA residents relying on private water wells that may contain contaminants – none of which are related to the Marcellus Shale Nearly 20,000 new wells are drilled in Pennsylvania every year. And among these, not a single one of them has anything to do with oil or natural gas. Instead, these […]

What They’re Saying: MSC Applauds PA Budget Agreement, Stands Ready to Work with Lawmakers on Comprehensive Framework for Developing the Marcellus

MSC President Kathryn Klaber: “[W]e need an updated and modernized regulatory and legislative framework, and a fair tax strategy that keeps our state ahead of the curve in attracting the investment needed to bring these resources to the surface [Severance] tax should not be set in a “vacuum” but as part of a “comprehensive evaluation” […]

MSC: Budget Agreement a Win for PA’s Economy, Environment

Marcellus producers express commitment to working with lawmakers on comprehensive tax, regulatory and legislative plan for the future CANONSBURG, Pa. – Earlier today, Gov. Ed Rendell signed a budget plan for 2010-2011 that recognizes the critical contributions that natural gas producers are making in Pennsylvania. The new budget, the product of months of hard work […]

All Wet on Fair Pooling

Fair Pooling protects the environment, reduces environmental footprints, and generates more revenue for environmental programs – so why do environmentalists oppose it? CANONSBURG – When is an environmentalist not an environmentalist? How about when he sends a letter to lawmakers in Harrisburg demanding they reject a proposal that would result in greater efficiency in developing […]