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MarcellusGasInfo Volunteer Water Monitoring, Corning, Sun., Apr. 14

Recent Gas Drilling News - April 15, 2013 - 5:41pm
Contaminated, Clean, or Somewhere in Between – Monitoring our Water Intro to Sierra Club Water Sentinels Monitoring Program, April 14, Corning

An introduction to the Sierra Club’s NY Water Sentinels program for volunteer water monitors will be held Sun., April 14, 2013, in Corning at 2:00 pm at the Southeast Steuben Library in Corning. Bill Mattingly from Painted Post, the volunteer coordinator for the water sentinels in the Finger Lakes area, will describe the aims of the group and how to get involved.

NY Water Sentinels are working to develop volunteer water quality monitoring in New York State to help protect streams, water supplies and public health. An important focus of the group is to identify the impact of hydrofracking on the quality of surface waters in NY State and to establish base line values for existing water quality in streams and rivers throughout the southern tier.

Last year NY Water Sentinels volunteers collected surface water quality data in Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Chemung, Chenango, Otsego, Steuben, Tioga, and Yates Counties. A total of 88 volunteers are currently monitoring 77 sites in the Southern Tier. The NY Water Sentinels program was founded in 2011 as part of the national Sierra Club Water Sentinels program.

A full-fledged training program for new water sentinels will be held Sat., May 11 in Wellsville, NY from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

The program in Corning is free and open to the public. There is a $20 charge for the May 11 training program in Wellsville. For more information about NY Water Sentinels, visit nywatersentinels or mattinglywb


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MarcellusGasInfo Journalist investigating Ark. pipeline spill threatened with arrest

Recent Gas Drilling News - April 15, 2013 - 5:36pm
InsideClimate News Reporter Threatened With Arrest at Ark. Oil Spill Site ExxonMobil said Lisa Song would be charged with criminal trespass if she didn’t leave the command center where federal authorities are working.

http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20130405/insideclimate-news-reporter-threatened-arrest-ark-oil-spill-site


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MarcellusGasInfo Pipeline spills and more

Recent Gas Drilling News - April 2, 2013 - 1:38pm

It being April, and poetry month, I have written a small piece called "17 ways to look at pipeline spills"
http://marcelluseffect.blogspot.com/2013/04/17-ways-to-look-at-pipeline-spills-with.html

My deepest apologies to Wallace Stevens.

Now I’m going outside to look at blackbirds. Or snowflakes. ..


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MarcellusGasInfo Pipeline spills and more

Recent Gas Drilling News - April 2, 2013 - 1:38pm

It being April, and poetry month, I have written a small piece called "17 ways to look at pipeline spills"
http://marcelluseffect.blogspot.com/2013/04/17-ways-to-look-at-pipeline-spills-with.html

My deepest apologies to Wallace Stevens.

Now I’m going outside to look at blackbirds. Or snowflakes. ..


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MarcellusGasInfo DEP Sec Krancer to step down

Recent Gas Drilling News - March 23, 2013 - 1:51am

Just received: PA Dept. of Environmental Protection Secretary Mike Krancer will step down as of Apr. 15

http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/newsroom/14287?id=19896&typeid=1


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MarcellusGasInfo DEP Sec Krancer to step down

Recent Gas Drilling News - March 23, 2013 - 1:51am

Just received: PA Dept. of Environmental Protection Secretary Mike Krancer will step down as of Apr. 15

http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/newsroom/14287?id=19896&typeid=1


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MarcellusGasInfo News: Court orders sealed files open & treatment of drilling wastewater not working

Recent Gas Drilling News - March 23, 2013 - 1:49am

Two items that showed up in my box after lunch – am passing them on:

Back in 2010 a PA family initiated a lawsuit against Range Resources & others, claiming that the drilling operations damaged their health. The case was settled out of court and the industry defendants asked that the settlement documents be sealed. That meant that health officials, regulators, media and other people living in the area could not have access to important information.

Two newspapers, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Washington Observer-Reporter challenged that decision, and this morning a judge ordered the settlement unsealed. You can read the article at: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/business/legal/washington-county-judge-orders-marcellus-shale-development-settlement-records-unsealed-680087/?print=1

In other news, Chemical & Engineering News reports that sewage plants can’t clean up drilling wastewater at: http://cen.acs.org/articles/91/web/2013/03/Sewage-Plants-Struggle-Treat-Wastewater.html


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MarcellusGasInfo News: Court orders sealed files open & treatment of drilling wastewater not working

Recent Gas Drilling News - March 23, 2013 - 1:49am

Two items that showed up in my box after lunch – am passing them on:

Back in 2010 a PA family initiated a lawsuit against Range Resources & others, claiming that the drilling operations damaged their health. The case was settled out of court and the industry defendants asked that the settlement documents be sealed. That meant that health officials, regulators, media and other people living in the area could not have access to important information.

Two newspapers, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Washington Observer-Reporter challenged that decision, and this morning a judge ordered the settlement unsealed. You can read the article at: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/business/legal/washington-county-judge-orders-marcellus-shale-development-settlement-records-unsealed-680087/?print=1

In other news, Chemical & Engineering News reports that sewage plants can’t clean up drilling wastewater at: http://cen.acs.org/articles/91/web/2013/03/Sewage-Plants-Struggle-Treat-Wastewater.html


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MarcellusGasInfo Re: SCGF Re: Avon wins frack ban lawsuit

Recent Gas Drilling News - March 23, 2013 - 1:49am

Kudos for Chip Northrup for posting the news & for sending around an early notice….
~Sue

On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 12:20 PM, Peacegranny <misscarol_47> wrote:

Hallelujah! I attended the frigid cold, snowy rally outside the Geneseo courthouse Feb. 4th, the day this case was heard in court. I have been waiting to find out what the decision is. But no newspaper or TV station has reported this yet that I know of. The Rochester paper should have run this story. Kudos to Sue Heavenrich for being a great journalist! Check out her links. They are very informative.

On Wednesday, March 20, 2013 6:48:02 AM UTC-4, Sue Heavenrich wrote:

Last week a judge ruled against Lenape Resources in the case against Town of Avon over a Frack ban. This is the 3rd – or 4th- case, depending on how you count.
http://marcelluseffect.blogspot.com/2013/03/3rd-ny-town-wins-in-court-over-frack-ban.html
http://blog.shaleshockmedia.org/2013/03/19/avon-wins-4th-new-york-case-upholds-home-rule/


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MarcellusGasInfo Avon wins frack ban lawsuit

Recent Gas Drilling News - March 23, 2013 - 1:49am

Last week a judge ruled against Lenape Resources in the case against Town of Avon over a Frack ban. This is the 3rd – or 4th- case, depending on how you count.
http://marcelluseffect.blogspot.com/2013/03/3rd-ny-town-wins-in-court-over-frack-ban.html
http://blog.shaleshockmedia.org/2013/03/19/avon-wins-4th-new-york-case-upholds-home-rule/


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MarcellusGasInfo Re: SCGF protecting aquifers begins with protecting upland watersheds

Recent Gas Drilling News - March 23, 2013 - 1:47am

oops – that’s a CEA (critical environmental area)… fat fingers hit my keys again!

On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 7:50 AM, Sue Heavenrich <sueheaven> wrote:

Our town plans to create a CSA around the public water source well waterhead. That’s great for folks in the village but doesn’t take into consideration the larger protections needed.
http://marcelluseffect.blogspot.com/2013/03/protecting-drinking-water-starts-with.html


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MarcellusGasInfo protecting aquifers begins with protecting upland watersheds

Recent Gas Drilling News - March 23, 2013 - 1:47am

Our town plans to create a CSA around the public water source well waterhead. That’s great for folks in the village but doesn’t take into consideration the larger protections needed.
http://marcelluseffect.blogspot.com/2013/03/protecting-drinking-water-starts-with.html


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MarcellusGasInfo wildlife considerations for drilling

Recent Gas Drilling News - March 23, 2013 - 1:46am

Is drilling good for wildlife? that’s what one sportsman thinks – and he’s right, in part…
http://marcelluseffect.blogspot.com/2013/03/deer-drilling-and-other-wildlife.html


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MarcellusGasInfo Impact of drilling on agriculture

Recent Gas Drilling News - March 10, 2013 - 3:20pm

What happens when gas drilling and organic agriculture collide? I’m posting some blogs that ponder those concerns. Posts are drawn from a 3-part series originally published in New York Organic News (NOFA-NY) in 2012. Research was supported with a grant from SEJ’s Fund for Environmental Journalism.
first one today at: http://marcelluseffect.blogspot.com/2013/03/fracking-farm-part-1-shale-gas-drilling.html


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