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DEP: Requests to void Shell’s air permit have been made

Environmental groups have already begun raining on Shell’s parade and have asked the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in Pennsylvania to revoke the company’s air permit for its Beaver County facility. The two groups, Clean Air Council and Environmental Integrity Project have appealed the DEP’s air permit for the potential ethane cracker facility Shell plans to build in Beaver County.  ...

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Time for Waste Management Inc. to pay up

The Pennsylvania state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has awarded Waste Management Inc. a pretty hefty fine for its solid waste violations. The DEP is fining the company $528,000 for solid waste violations for three landfills Waste Management owns and operates in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  The DEP is fining Waste Management for odor nuisance violations at the Tullytown Landfill, along ...

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New hunt for oil in Florida raises environmental concerns

MIAMI — Renewed hunts for oil in sensitive Florida ecosystems have environmental groups raising questions about the state’s regulation of the oil and gas industry. A Miami company, Kanter Real Estate LLC, has submitted a permit application to drill an exploratory oil well on the eastern edge of the Everglades. Meanwhile, federal approval is pending for a seismic survey meant ...

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Pipeline Task Force: First official meeting


It is official, Pennsylvania’s brand new pipeline task force is holding its first meeting this Wednesday in Harrisburg. The meeting will be held at the Department of Environmental Protection’s Southcentral Regional Office located at 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It will take place from 1pm to 4pm on Wednesday.  The meeting will also be available for live-streaming online for those ...

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Fiscal Code: Not so much for unconventional drilling

While one letter has made it seem like drillers in the Marcellus Shale formation will be receiving a “gift” from the GOP in an amendment to the Fiscal Code Bill, the truth is this couldn’t be further from what the amendment will actually do. The writers of the July 10th letter “GOP Lawmakers Would Give Gas Drillers a Gift,” made ...

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Relocating is on the agenda for Clean Earth Inc.

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Clean Earth Inc., a company that processes drilling cuttings from the Marcellus Shale formation, is looking to relocate one of its processing centers. The processing company wants to reposition its Williamsport center to the heavy drilled county of Tioga.  To do so, Clean Earth is planning on using 400,000 tons of drilling cuttings, which consists of rocks and dirt that ...

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Ethane cracker site has been decided

FirstEnergy Generation President James Lash has announced the company’s R.E. Burger power plant site will be home to the Japanese ethane cracker if all goes well. While First Energy Corp. has publicly told reporters it has plans to sell the Burger power plant, Lash confirmed that the company is moving its machine shop at the Burger site to Canonsburg, Pennsylvania ...

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Marcellus permit activity in Pennsylvania

The Marcellus Shale formation in Pennsylvania saw quite a bit of action over the last week.  Yet, despite the on going activity, the number of jobs the gas industry supplies the state with has dropped drastically. It was like magic how quickly the state of Pennsylvania lost 160,000 jobs in the natural gas industry, but the credit for the trick ...

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Chevron settles fatal well fire lawsuit for $5 million


Energy giant Chevron agreed to pay $5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a contract worker killed last year when fire engulfed a Greene County shale gas well. An Allegheny County judge this month approved the settlement of the case brought by the family of Ian McKee, 27, of Warren, according to court documents ...

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Rockland residents raise environmental concerns at natural gas forum

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ROCKLAND, Maine – An application for a natural-gas fired power plant will not be filed until late fall or early summer but not until a series of public informational meeting are held, according to City Councilor Larry Pritchett. Pritchett moderated a meeting Tuesday night at City Hall in which Energy Management Inc. spokesman Evan Coleman sat in front of the ...

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