Just The Facts: “Outspoken Opponent” of Marcellus Shale Continues Misinformation Campaign

Pittsburgh, Pa. – State representative Jesse White – an “outspoken opponent” of safe, tightly-regulated, clean-burning American natural gas development – has doubled-down on his misguided public relations efforts. In his latest salvo, Mr. White claims that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) “developed a specialized computer-code system to manipulate the test results for residents […]

Off And Running: Pa. Approves Natural Gas-Fired Power Plant

Pennsylvania consumers, and our region’s economy, received some very exciting news yesterday. The Pennsylvania “Department of Environmental Protection today issued an air quality plan approval to Moxie Liberty LLC of Vienna, Va., for construction of the first power plant in Pennsylvania to run on natural gas, including gas from the Marcellus Shale,” according to a […]

Philadelphia: The City of Brotherly, and Clean Energy, Love

Last week, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) hosted a forum in Philadelphia aimed at examining a host of issues surrounding the expanded use of alternative fuel vehicles, including compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) technologies. Without question, Pennsylvania – and the greater Philadelphia region specifically – is well-positioned to leverage the Marcellus […]

AP Style?

Associated Press hit piece targeting Marcellus producers in PA takes months to assemble – and only hours for DEP, MSC, others to expose as “misleading” AP Lets Sensational Story on PA Wastewater Fly on a Monday … … One Day Later, Readers Learn the Actual Truth Pa. allows dumping of tainted waters from gas boom […]

MSC Statement on New PADEP Online Reporting, Air Quality Analysis

Canonsburg, PA – This week, the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) launched its “Oil and Gas Electronic Reporting website – a first-of-its-kind tool that provides the public with greater insight into oil and gas operations across the state,” with a focus on making “the activities of drilling companies and their business partners more transparent.” […]

National Panel: PA DEP Oversight of Key Marcellus Technology “Merits Special Recognition”

Findings highlight how Pa. continues to lead the way in safe, responsible use of hydraulic fracturing Canonsburg, Pa. – Pennsylvania officials’ oversight and regulation of hydraulic fracturing, a critical technology for producing abundant reserves of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale, is among the strongest in the nation. That’s the message delivered by a national […]

A New York State of Mind?

Politicians in NY Senate don’t miss the chance to demagogue the Marcellus with a lopsided vote against HF – but whose interests are they really representing? Politicians in NY Senate don’t miss the chance to demagogue the Marcellus with a lopsided vote against HF – but whose interests are they really representing? Those who tell […]

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 […]

In His Own Words: PA DEP Regulator Separates Fact from Fiction on the Marcellus

Director of DEP’s bureau of oil and gas management addresses town hall audience in Northeast PA CANONSBURG, Pa. – Producers of natural gas in Pennsylvania’s portion of the Marcellus Shale “have been building their wells to exceed our current regulatory standards,” the head of DEP’s bureau of oil and gas management told a Luzerne County […]