Archives for February 2011

Drilling Down into NY Times Story on Wastewater

Five areas report fails to provide proper context, information on Pa.’s regulatory oversight Canonsburg, PA – Yesterday’s New York Times included a story highly critical of the regulatory framework governing waste water treatment and disposal from natural gas exploration in Pennsylvania. While raising some valid questions about water monitoring, this article – seven months in […]

ERM Opens New Office in Williamsport, PA

WILLIAMSPORT, PA – Environmental Resources Management (ERM), a leading global provider of environmental, health and safety, risk, and sustainability consulting services, announced today that it has expanded its operations in Pennsylvania and has opened a new office in Williamsport, PA. The new office, located at Penn Tower in Williamsport, builds on ERM’s presence in the […]

A Preview: DRBC Hearings

More supplies of clean-burning, American natural gas. A cleaner, stronger energy future. The potential for tens of thousands of good-paying jobs and an economic revival across rural America. Those are key themes that will play out later this week as the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) holds public comment hearings in Honesdale, Pa., Liberty, N.Y., […]

Responsible Marcellus Shale Production Creating a “Long-Awaited Economic Revival”

Fmr. PADEP secretary says hydraulic fracturing is “safe” for the environment The responsible development of the Marcellus Shale’s abundant, clean-burning, homegrown energy reserves continues to foster ‘An American Renewal’. And as laid out in the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s Guiding Principles, our industry is committed to getting this historic opportunity right: protecting the environment for our […]

MSC Receives “Impact Industry of the Year” Honors from Junior Achievement of Western PA

Canonsburg, PA – At the 23rd Annual Junior Achievement (JA) of Western Pennsylvania Spirit of Enterprise Dinner and Awards Ceremony this week, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) received the prestigious “Impact Industry of the Year” award for its commitment to furthering the ideals and principles of the education-focused, non-profit organization. Past award recipients include CONSOL […]

Students Train For Jobs In Marcellus Shale Drilling Industry

WJAC-TV February 9, 2011 “Just where are the blue collar jobs? A shred of hope for people out of work is directly linked to Marcellus Shale drilling.” County officials say Marcellus Shale will “usher in a new era of economic prosperity for years.” CLEARFIELD, Pa. — It’s an area that has faced big job losses […]

What They’re Saying About Responsible Shale Gas Development: MSC’s Guiding Principles In Action

In a recent series of policy discussions, former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge underscored the commitment of the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) to a set of principles guiding the historic natural gas development in the region.  Noting that “we have one chance to do it right,” Gov. Ridge spoke to stakeholders at Carnegie Mellon University and […]

Fact vs. Fiction: Marcellus Shale

WBRE-TV Monday, Feb. 7, 2011 A round table was held this morning, led by former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge. The main message of the session was education…getting the real facts about the gas industry. And to get that first-hand experience, the group toured an actual drill site in Central Pennsylvania. Eyewitness News went along to […]

Former governor calls for partnerships on shale

Williamsport Sun-Gazette Monday, Feb. 7, 2011 WATERVILLE – Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge says partnerships among groups looking to protect the environment and the gas industry must occur for successful development of the Marcellus Shale. Ridge, who appeared at the Marcellus Shale Coalition gathering here Friday to discuss environmental best practices, said too much misinformation […]

Westland Branch Redux: A Story 25 Years in the Making

Montour Trail-Letter January-February 2011 In the tear-it-down, throw-it-away society we live in today, many of us who witnessed the restructuring, downsizing and abandonments that Pittsburgh area railroads have undergone over the past 30 years never imagined that the former Westland Branch of the Montour Railroad could rise phoenix-like from the ashes and become an operating […]

Ridge urges ‘best practices’ for Marcellus Shale industry

Lock Haven Express Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011 WATERVILLE – The event was billed as an industry-wide “best practices” commitment for the natural gas drilling companies- but only one company took center stage Friday in Waterville. That would be Anadarko Petroleum Inc. Former Gov. Tom Ridge, now a strategic advisor for the Marcellus Shale Coalition, led […]

Ridge: Gas wells mean jobs

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Friday, Feb. 4, 2011 The shale gas industry is like the auto business — it might hurt some people, but the jobs it brings to a struggling economy make it worthwhile, gas industry pitchman and former Gov. Tom Ridge said Thursday. “You don’t quit building automobiles because some people are going to crash […]