Tag: Washington County

Overrun by the Oil & Gas Industry, Shunned by the DEP

An area of northern Smith Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania has been turned into a shale gas megapolis over the past decade. Gas well pads, compressor stations, and huge cryogenic gas plants. On Christmas morning, families evacuated when the ETC Revolution cryogenic plant went up… Continue Reading “Overrun by the Oil & Gas Industry, Shunned by the DEP”

Marcellus Shale Gas Industry Ruins Christmas Again

Another major explosion ruins the Christmas holiday for local families. Second major mishap in less than five years for the ETC Revolution project! Details on the latest explosion and evacuation: “ETC Northeast Pipeline/Revolution cryogenic processing plant at 76 Rover Lane along Point Pleasant Road… Continue Reading “Marcellus Shale Gas Industry Ruins Christmas Again”

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”

Susquehanna River Basin: No Exclusion Zones for Water Withdrawals from Streams

Lack of restrictions includes Exceptional Value (EV) and High Quality (HQ) streams subject to water quality antidegradation rules By David E. Hess Former Secretary, PA Department of Environmental ProtectionPA Environment Digest Blog | October 17, 2022 When considering natural gas industry or other water… Continue Reading “Susquehanna River Basin: No Exclusion Zones for Water Withdrawals from Streams”

PA DEP Permit Notices: Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities

The following DEP notices were published in the October 15 PA Bulletin related to oil and gas industry facilities.  Many of the notices offer the opportunity for public comments. By David E. Hess | PA Environment Digest Blog | October 14, 2022 Land Recycling… Continue Reading “PA DEP Permit Notices: Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities”

PA DEP: Shell, Pipeline Contractor Assessed $670,000 Penalty

Falcon Ethane Pipeline Construction Violations in Allegheny, Beaver, Washington Counties in Western Pennsylvania On October 13, the Department of Environmental Protection announced it has executed a $670,000 consent assessment of civil penalty with Shell Pipeline Company LP and its contractor, Minnesota Limited LLC, for… Continue Reading “PA DEP: Shell, Pipeline Contractor Assessed $670,000 Penalty”

PA DEP Public Notices – Oil and Gas Industrial Facilities

The following DEP notices were published in the October 8 PA Bulletin related to oil and gas industrial facilities.  Many of the notices offer the opportunity for public comments. By David E. Hess | PA Environment Digest Blog | October 7, 2022 Note: Land… Continue Reading “PA DEP Public Notices – Oil and Gas Industrial Facilities”

Oil and Gas Facility Public Notices in PA

The following DEP and Susquehanna River Basin Commission notices were published in the October 1 PA Bulletin related to oil and gas industrial facilities.  Many of the notices offer the opportunity for public comments. Compiled by David E. Hess | PA Environment Digest Blog… Continue Reading “Oil and Gas Facility Public Notices in PA”

VIDEO: PA Health & Environment Studies Meeting

October 5, 2022 – Canonsburg Town Park Meeting Video: NEWS STORIES The University of Pittsburgh has a Fracking ProblemDecember 8, 2022 – The ties between the University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees and the fracking industry may hold the answer to the inexplicably hasty… Continue Reading “VIDEO: PA Health & Environment Studies Meeting”

Black Smoke Erupts from Shell Cracker Plant

Just after high noon on Sunday, right before the Steelers home opener kickoff, local residents saw black smoke belching from the elevated “candlestick” flare at the new Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex near Monaca, PA. Residents of Washington County, PA are no strangers to similar sorts… Continue Reading “Black Smoke Erupts from Shell Cracker Plant”