Pa. Commonwealth Court says compressor stations are essential to production

Pa. Commonwealth Court says compressor stations are essential to production.

Marcellus Shale & Local Collection of State Taxes: What the 2011 Pennsylvania Tax Data Say — Center for Economic and Community Development (CECD) — Penn State College of Ag Sciences

Marcellus Shale & Local Collection of State Taxes: What the 2011 Pennsylvania Tax Data Say — Center for Economic and Community Development (CECD) — Penn State College of Ag Sciences.

Developing Road Preservation Local Law and Road Use Agreements: A Half-Day Forum

Tompkins County Council of Governments
Presents

Developing Road Preservation Local Law and Road Use Agreements: A Half-Day Forum

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 Location: New York State Grange
100 Grange Place, Cortland, NY 13045

Does the prospect of more truck traffic than your municipal roads are accustomed have you worried?
How can you protect the highway infrastructure and the taxpayers?

Event expenses of $250 to be shared by participants – if 50 register then $5 each

7:15 am Doors Open
7:45 am Welcoming Remarks
8:00 am Road Structure and Allocating Damage Costs Equitably
Lynne Irwin, Director. Cornell Local Roads Program
9:15 am Options for Managing Truck Traffic
Michael Kenneally, Esq. Associate Counsel. Association of Towns of the State of New York
10:00 am Break
10:15 am Strategies for Negotiating Road Use Agreements
Mark Sweeny, Esq. Whiteman Osterman and Hanna, LLP
11:15 am Moderated Panel “Questions and Discussion”
12:00 pm End of Program
For Registration Contact: Michelle Pottorff at MPottorff@tompkins-co.org
Come prepared with any specific questions or concerns
you would like our panelists to address! Questions may be emailed in advance to MPottorff@tompkins-co.org

RSVP

ALEC Encourages Responsible Resource Production | American Legislator

ALEC Encourages Responsible Resource Production | American Legislator.

ALEC Encourages Responsible Resource Production

Todd Wynn | March 1, 2012 | Add a comment
Comment:
ALEC Encourages Responsible Resource Production

“Texas became the first state to enact the bill in 2011. In December of 2011, it was approved as an ALEC model bill by the Legislative Board of Directors soon thereafter. States across the nation are assessing their own regulatory needs and this has led many to take up ALEC’s model bill.”
WOW:
This is the same TX disclosure legislation that Scott Anderson of EDF, who had worked enthusiastically with industry to develop the TX legislation, later entirely disavowed that law as being not good for other states:
“Unfortunately, however, Environmental Defense Fund must oppose adoption of the Texas legislation by other states or by the federal government because the measure has serious limitations.”
http://www.edf.org/news/edf-statement-final-passage-texas-house-bill-3328

As far as I know, EDF and Mr. Anderson has been silent on the whooping discrepancy between what EDF asserts as a position and the subsequent enthusiastic adoption and promulgation by ALEC of this “bad” legislation.
Stan Scobie, Binghamton, NY, 607-669-4683

Pa.: fewer than 30 health complaints on drilling | GoErie.com/Erie Times-News

Pa.: fewer than 30 health complaints on drilling | GoErie.com/Erie Times-News.

Mining Companies Invade Wisconsin for Frac-Sand « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement

Mining Companies Invade Wisconsin for Frac-Sand « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement.

The Fracking Debate: A Policymaker’s Guide

The Fracking Debate: A Policymaker’s Guide.

The Fracking Debate: A Policymaker’s Guide

Content Items

  • Hydraulic Fracturing: The 2012 Debate
    • Domestic Resource and Production Projections
    • Low and Stable Prices, for Now
    • Economic Benefits: Impact Studies and Their Omissions
    • Public Health and Environmental Concerns
  • States Take Action: The Balancing Act
    • 2012 Legislative Trend Overview
  • State Policy Actions
    • Generating Revenue
    • Increasing Transparency
    • Water Quality Protection
    • Monitoring to Improve Knowledge Base
  • Federal Action
  • Outlook
  • Appendix
  • Notes

NCSL Staff Contact

Jacquelyn Pless

drilling rrigApril 2012

By Jacquelyn Pless

Concerns about hydraulic fracturing are behind many states’ reluctance to tap the economic benefits created by natural gas development. Hydraulic fracturing—“fracking”—is an oil and gas extraction method that uses hydraulic pressure to break up rock. Millions of gallons of pressurized liquids, usually a water-based mixture of sand and chemical additives, are pumped deep underground to help release trapped gas.

This report provides an introduction to the domestic natural gas picture, explores the motivation behind state legislative involvement in fracking regulation, and summarizes state legislation that is being developed to address environmental concerns.

Hydraulic Fracturing: The 2012 Debate

Fracking allows access to previously inaccessible resources, such as shale gas, which is making up an increasingly large portion of the overall energy supply in the United States.

Combined with recent advances in horizontal drilling, the technology has opened up resources that, only a decade ago, were too expensive to develop. Some forecast that this increase in supply could sustain current U.S. consumption levels for another 90 years. Rapid expansion of hydraulic fracturing in densely populated regions where the process is unfamiliar, however, has focused attention on its potential to affect public health and the environment.

Domestic Resource and Production Projections

Cumulative natural gas production from 2010 through 2035 is projected to be 7 percent higher than expected just a year ago.1 This is mainly due to technological advances in hydraulic fracturing that now make shale gas more accessible. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), shale gas production alone will increase nearly threefold from 5.0 trillion cubic feet in 2010 to 13.6 trillion cubic feet in 2035. This equates to 23 percent of total U.S. dry gas production in 2010 and 49 percent of total U.S. dry gas production in 2035 (Figure 1).

The EIA expects domestic natural gas production to exceed consumption early in the next decade. By 2016, the United States is projected to become a net exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and an overall net exporter of natural gas by 2021.2

Download PDF (18 page document) to access the full report.

SCACFrackedMortgageLeaseReport_000.pdf (application/pdf Object)

SCACFrackedMortgageLeaseReport_000.pdf (application/pdf Object).

COLLATERAL DAMAGE IN THE MARCELLUS SHALE REGION:
THE DESTRUCTIVE IMPACT OF FRACK POLLUTION AND
DEFECTIVE GAS LEASES ON PROPERTY VALUATIONS AND
TAXPAYER GUARANTEED MORTGAGES

Industry Website Terms SUNY Fracked Gas Deal an “Ironic Twist” | Artvoice Daily

Industry Website Terms SUNY Fracked Gas Deal an “Ironic Twist” | Artvoice Daily.

Water Withdrawal for Bath: Geology, Law, Local Actions [Part 2] – YouTube

Water Withdrawal for Bath: Geology, Law, Local Actions [Part 2] – YouTube.