Posts Tagged ‘ Marcellus Shale ’

Catholic sisters aim to purify Big Oil shale drilling

Apr 27th, 2014 | By

“How can you say the operations are sustainable if you don’t know where the water is going, how many chemicals are being used and eventually what’s happening with the waste water?” An order of nuns in Philadelphia are taking on Chevron.

Pollution perhaps linked to gas drilling vanishing

Nov 9th, 2012 | By

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University say a water quality problem in the Monongahela River that may have been linked to Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling is going away. Regulators contend that water and air pollution problems are rare, but environmental groups and some scientists say there hasn’t been enough research on those

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Gas-fired generation both a benefit and a problem for New England market

Oct 12th, 2012 | By

In New England, the increased use of natural gas for power generation is viewed as both a solution and a problem. The abundance of supply in the nearby Marcellus Shale has helped lower prices for gas in the region, and its reputation as a cleaner-burning fossil fuel has made it more attractive, leading to record

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Pa. DEP issues permit for power plant fired from Marcellus Shale

Oct 11th, 2012 | By

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has issued a permit for a new electric power plant that will be supplied at least partly with locally produced natural gas from the Marcellus Shale. The agency says in a release Wednesday that Moxie Liberty LLC of Vienna, Va. plans to build the plant in Bradford County, about

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