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Pennsylvania Oil & Gas: Permits / Compliance Record / PA Bulletin

On January 28, 2023 David E. Hess published the following information on the Pa Environment Digest Blog PA Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities: Permit Notices/Opportunities To Comment – Jan. 28 The following DEP notices were published in the January 28 PA Bulletin related to… Continue Reading “Pennsylvania Oil & Gas: Permits / Compliance Record / PA Bulletin”

Roadmap for Shapiro-Davis Administration in PA

UPDATE: Governor Shapiro made two brief references to the environment during his inaugural address: Full text of his inaugural address: GUEST POST: 60 Years Of Fracking, 20 Years Of Shale Gas: Pennsylvania’s Oil & Gas Infrastructure Is Hiding In Plain Sight By David E.… Continue Reading “Roadmap for Shapiro-Davis Administration in PA”

GUEST POST: ‘Small Steps go a Long Way’

The January 4, 2023 PediaBlog by Ned Ketyer, M.D. addressed an important issue: Prospective parents today are hesitant about starting and expanding their families due to climate change. A recent ABC News/Ipsos poll of young Americans highlighted yesterday on The PediaBlog showed nearly a quarter (23%) having reservations… Continue Reading “GUEST POST: ‘Small Steps go a Long Way’”

Pennsylvania Bulletin | Oil & Gas Weekly Compliance | Conventional Oil & Gas Report

DEP Posted 50 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In Dec. 31, 2022 PA Bulletin By David E. Hess | PA Environment Digest Blog | December 30, 2022 Highlights of the environmental and energy notices in the December 31 PA Bulletin—  — Pennsylvania Oil & Gas… Continue Reading “Pennsylvania Bulletin | Oil & Gas Weekly Compliance | Conventional Oil & Gas Report”

2022: Disastrous Year for Oil & Gas in Pennsylvania

David Hess offers a sobering recap of the oil and gas industry’s disastrous year in Pennsylvania. PA Oil & Gas Industry Has Record Year: Cost, Criminal Convictions Up; $3.1 Million In Penalties Collected; Record Number Of Violations Issued; Major Compliance Issues Uncovered; Evidence Of… Continue Reading “2022: Disastrous Year for Oil & Gas in Pennsylvania”

FEDERAL LAWSUIT: Erie Coke Plant

(Bob: Is Clairton Coke Works next?) U.S. Attorney: Families Might Be Eligible For Crime Victims’ Compensation For Hardships Caused By The Indictment Of Former Erie Coke (Coal) Plant For Environmental Crimes By David E. Hess | PA Environment News Digest | December 19, 2022… Continue Reading “FEDERAL LAWSUIT: Erie Coke Plant”

MARCELLUS SHALE HISTORY: Spying & Psychological Operations on Pennsylvania Citizens 2010-2014

It was discovered in 2010, that peaceful environmental groups, activists, and everyday citizens concerned about their environment, were being subjected to unwarranted scrutiny. State sponsored security bulletins were being issued on the activities of citizens, that included which public meetings on drilling they might… Continue Reading “MARCELLUS SHALE HISTORY: Spying & Psychological Operations on Pennsylvania Citizens 2010-2014”

MARCELLUS SHALE HISTORY: Comparison of the Delaware River Watershed to the Ohio River Watershed 2008-2012

Susan Phillips writes December 7, 2022 on StateImpact Pennsylvania: The Delaware River Basin Commission, the agency that oversees drinking water quality for the watershed, voted to prohibit the discharge of wastewater from fracking operations into the region’s waterways or land. The commissioners voted 4-0, with… Continue Reading “MARCELLUS SHALE HISTORY: Comparison of the Delaware River Watershed to the Ohio River Watershed 2008-2012”

MARCELLUS SHALE HISTORY: Trucking & FracNet 2010

When the first Marcellus shale gas boom started in earnest in Pennsylvania, a large percentage of oil and gas industry trucks had major safety issues. This was graphically revealed during an operation by the Pennsylvania State Police known as ‘Operation FracNet.’ Pa. State Police… Continue Reading “MARCELLUS SHALE HISTORY: Trucking & FracNet 2010”

Oil & Gas Weekly Compliance Dashboard for Pennsylvania Nov 12-18, 2022

By David E. Hess | PA Environment Digest Blog To give the public a better understanding of the compliance record of oil and gas industrial facilities in Pennsylvania, PA Environment Digest developed this feature summarizing the more serious violations DEP reports through its Compliance… Continue Reading “Oil & Gas Weekly Compliance Dashboard for Pennsylvania Nov 12-18, 2022”