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

Recent Gas Drilling News - March 23, 2013 - 12:49am

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 - 12:49am

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 - 12:49am

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 - 12:47am

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 - 12:47am

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 - 12:46am

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 - 2:20pm

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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MarcellusGasInfo NSF-funded frack survey – very open ended… anyone can respond

Recent Gas Drilling News - March 7, 2013 - 3:31pm

The National Research Council of The National Academies (National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine) is conducting a project to look into the risks associated with extracting natural gas from shale deposits using technologies of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (commonly called fracking). The project is supported by the National Science Foundation.

Scientists involved in the project will summarize available knowledge about risks of fracking and about ways such risks might be effectively and consistently managed. Our hope is to advance understanding and help to better inform national discussions about the future use of fracking technologies.

The first step in this project is to identify the range of issues about fracking that concern Americans. To do this, we have examined research and news reports, and through this message, we are canvassing a wide-range of potentially concerned individuals and groups across the nation that may have concerns about issues related to fracking. We want to learn about public concerns because we believe that science should address those concerns. We also want to identify fracking-related issues or concerns about which people would like to learn more. The National Research Council will use this input to help choose the issues its project will address.

To find out more about the project, and submit your input, go to their survey at http://fluidsurveys.com/s/nrc/


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MarcellusGasInfo Videos 03-06-13: NYS Assembly Session for A05424 & Speaker Silver News Conference

Recent Gas Drilling News - March 7, 2013 - 3:31pm
See also “…BILL NO A05424A..”- http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A05424&term&Summary=Y&Actions=Y&Votes=Y&Memo=Y&Text=Y

“03-06-13: NYS Assembly Session for A05424″-

“03-06-13: Speaker Sheldon Silver News Conference (A05424)”
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