Tag: Pennsylvania

PA Oil & Gas Compliance / Permits / PA Bulletin

Pennsylvania Updates: January 28 – February 4, 2023 Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Weekly Compliance Dashboard – Jan. 28 to Feb. 3 From January 28 through February 3, DEP’s Oil and Gas Compliance Database shows oil and gas inspectors filed 640 inspection reports that resulted… Continue Reading “PA Oil & Gas Compliance / Permits / PA Bulletin”

PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER ONE: Spotted Lanternfly (SLF)

Can we win the battle against the Spotted Lanternfly invasion? Or will it be a repeat of Emerald Ash Borer’s mass destruction? While I don’t have those answers, I can share information. Crux of the problem: In China, a parasitic wasp helps keep spotted lanternflies… Continue Reading “PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER ONE: Spotted Lanternfly (SLF)”

Schools Need Radon Testing

GUEST POST from the January 18, 2023 PediaBlog by Dr. Ned Ketyer: Dr. Ketyer & Dash Every January during National Radon Action Month, the Children’s Environmental Health Network reminds us about the importance of testing our homes, schools, and businesses for the colorless, odorless, tasteless, naturally… Continue Reading “Schools Need Radon Testing”

Shell Cracker Plant: ‘Grinch’ Nets PA DEP Air Pollution Violation

Additional flaring during the startup of the Shell Petrochemicals Complex on Nov. 15th, caused the huge cracker plant to exceed annual air pollution limits. This wasn’t their first violation! Bob’s Blog December 1, 2022: ‘Orange Sky at Night, Frackers Delight’ Chrissy Suttles reported in… Continue Reading “Shell Cracker Plant: ‘Grinch’ Nets PA DEP Air Pollution Violation”

MARCELLUS SHALE HISTORY: Fracking & Flaring BLOOPERS 2009

From a fish kill in our public park, to a torched impoundment liner on Labor Day, to repeated spills into a small creek, air pollution violations and more spills, 2009 had more than its share of Marcellus Shale bloopers! CROSS CREEK COUNTY PARK: NOx… Continue Reading “MARCELLUS SHALE HISTORY: Fracking & Flaring BLOOPERS 2009”

MARCELLUS SHALE HISTORY: Tale of Two Townships and a Decade of Fracking Issues in America 2011-2022

Southwestern PennsylvaniaIn the Spring of 2011, Chesapeake Appalachia LLC was the first oil and gas producer to drill an unconventional Marcellus Shale well in Union Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Yet, while large drilling sites are multiplying in Union Township, there are still no unconventional… Continue Reading “MARCELLUS SHALE HISTORY: Tale of Two Townships and a Decade of Fracking Issues in America 2011-2022”

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”

Massive Leak at Gas Storage Area in Western PA

The Rager Mountain Gas Storage Area leak in Cambria County is proving difficult to stop, while bringing worrisome comparisons to the Aliso Canyon and Powhatan Point incidents, where huge volumes of methane reached the atmosphere. Methane is a highly potent greenhouse gas that contributes… Continue Reading “Massive Leak at Gas Storage Area in Western PA”

Hybrid HVAC with Solar Energy and an EV

Our home electric and gas utility bills arrived in late October. Total: $38.67 Image: Electric bills for 12 month period = $290.44$24.20 average per month includes EV charging It’s been over a year since we upgraded our home heating and cooling system from an… Continue Reading “Hybrid HVAC with Solar Energy and an EV”

Old Well / New Well Communication Possible in South Strabane Twp PA?

Story by Karen Mansfield of the Observer-Reporter on November 8, 2022 reports: Two South Strabane Township homes test positive for methane November 8, 2022 – South Strabane Township Department of Fire and Emergency Management and the Washington County Department of Public Safety on Sunday… Continue Reading “Old Well / New Well Communication Possible in South Strabane Twp PA?”