- Fracking Chemicals could migrate toward drinking water supplies
- U.S. EPA adopts first air rules on fracking, but drillers have until 2015 to comply
- New Report by Agency Lowers Estimates of Natural Gas in U.S.
- WV Water Research Institute Videos
- Will our natural gas boom help us?
- The Coal Age Nears Its End
- Appalachia Midstream Fined for Albany Township (PA) Violations
- Report urges increase in severance taxes
Monthly Archives: August 2011
Recently we suggested starting a local committee to study whether gas drilling in Marcellus Shale will affect Morgan County and how to prevent negative impacts here. Seems like such drilling — and the “fracking” that’s part of the process — has become a hot national topic in the last few weeks.
One of the issues of natural gas development is transporting the product. One proposal is to build a plant in the W. Va. northern panhandle to ship gas far away.
Read this article in The Intelligencer/Wheeling News Register
Click to view the Marcellus page of the web site of the WV Geologic and Economic Survey. Many maps and data available for viewing.
Click for the WV Commerce Department’s web page regarding Marcellus Shale
Gas Shale in the Appalachian Basin
Technical and Societal Challenges and Opportunities
Timothy R Carr, Department of Geology & Geography,West Virginia University
Click to download/view the actual court order issued by the honorable judge Susan B. Tucker on 12 Aug 2012, where the city of Morgantown’s ban on gas drilling was overturned.
Press release from the WV Oil and Natural Gas Association. 17 Aug 2011. Regarding New Martinsville’s overturn of its ban on natural gas development.
MORGANTOWN (AP) – A court ruling that invalidates Morgantown’s ban on Marcellus shale gas drilling gives West Virginia’s oil and gas producers the certainty they need to keep expanding operations, an industry leader said Monday.
Read this article from The (Martinsburg) Journal
Position paper issued by West Virginia Sierra Club
U. S. House of Representatives – Democratic Leaders Underscore Significance of EPA’s Diesel Fuel Definition in Upcoming Hydraulic Fracturing Guidance
Aug 8, 2011
Today Reps. Henry A. Waxman, Edward J. Markey, Diana DeGette, and Rush Holt sent a letter to the EPA urging the agency to craft a definition of “diesel fuel” for its upcoming guidance on permitting hydraulic fracturing activities that is broad enough to protect human health and require permitting for all diesel fuels, including those that contain benzene and other toxic components. Read the Article >>