Posts Tagged ‘ EPA ’

Third well secured at site of southwestern Pa. Chevron well explosion that killed worker

Mar 3rd, 2014 | By admin

DILLINER, Pennsylvania AP — Crews have replaced and secured the head of a third natural gas well in southwestern Pennsylvania near two others that caught fire, killing a worker last month. Scott Perry, deputy secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, tells the (Washington) Observer-Reporter ( that the third well head was replaced on
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Chevron caps one of two wells involved in Greene County fire

Feb 25th, 2014 | By admin

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette February 24, 2014 5:32 AM Chevron said on Sunday afternoon that one of two wells in Greene County that were still leaking natural gas after a Feb. 11 explosion has been capped. In statement, the company, which owns three wells at the drilling site in Dunkard, said the flow of gas from the
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Methane emissions in U. S. are 75 percent higher than EPA estimates

Feb 14th, 2014 | By admin

Two Fracking Stories You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Aug 7th, 2013 | By Mark
A page from a report rewritten by the EPA to downplay a link between hydraulic fracturing and water contamination. The story was broken by a blogger with DeSmogBlog.

A pair of stories broke recently that, taken together, cast considerable doubt on the gas industry’s claims that hydraulic fracturing does not harm the environment. EPA Buries Report Contradicting Gas Industry’s Clean-Water Claims As if the Obama administration’s IRS, NSA, AP and Benghazi scandals weren’t enough, DeSmogBlog blogger Steve Horn published a piece on Monday dccumenting
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Pennsylvania PUC Says Ratepayers Shouldn’t Pay for Natural Gas That’s Not Delivered, Clears the Way for One Gas Company to Charge Ratepayers for Replacing Aging Pipelines

Apr 5th, 2013 | By Mark
This image shows a range of natural gas leaks in Manhattan as gas escapes from aging and leaky pipelines into the atmosphere. Known as "fugitive emissions," gas companies routinely pass the cost of this lost gas onto customers, even though it's never delivered to them. Photo courtesy Damascus Citizens for Sustainability.

The Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission yesterday approved a pair of resolutions that will gradually reduce the amount of undelivered natural gas that gas companies can charge ratepayers for and let one company pass on the cost of repairing its aging natural gas pipelines to its customers. Ed. Note – If you enjoy the coverage and
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Who You Gonna Believe? The Gas Companies or Your Own Lyin’ Eyes?

Apr 2nd, 2013 | By Mark

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EPA Names 31 Members to Fracking Advisory Board

Mar 25th, 2013 | By Mark
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The federal Environmental Protection Agency empaneled a group of industry experts today to review the agency’s coming report on hydraulic fracturing and the potential impact the controversial drilling technique might have on drinking water. “Our final report on the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources must be based on sound science and
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ProPublica Does A Comprehensive Pipeline Safety Story

Nov 20th, 2012 | By Mark
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If you’ve ever tried to track data about pipeline safety, you’ve probably come to the conclusion that meaningful information is often elusive, buried deep within a federal website that’s difficult to use and seemingly constructed for insiders. ProPublica, the independent, non-profit news agency that has earned a reputation as one of the nation’s primary sources
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U.S. Geological Survey: Natural Gas Fracking Is Destroying Pennsylvania Forests

Oct 24th, 2012 | By Mark
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Natural gas drilling activity is destroying thousands of acres of forest in Pennsylvania, according to a recent report issued by the U.S. Geological Survey. “This type of extensive and long-term habitat conversion has a greater impact on natural ecosystems than activities such as logging or agriculture, given the great dissimilarity between gas-well pad infrastructure and
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This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – Sept. 10, 2012

Sep 10th, 2012 | By Mark
Natural gas leaks and explosions caused considerable damage throughout the country this week.

Yesterday marked the second anniversary of the massive natural gas explosion that devastated a neighborhood in the San Francisco Bay Area town of San Bruno, California. The blast killed 8 people, injured 50 others and destroyed 38 homes. Unfortunately, not much has changed in those two years. PG&E, the utility that owns and operates the
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