Daily Archives: April 9, 2012

Fact Check: Despite Baseless Claims, New PA Natural Gas Law Heightens Fracturing Disclosure

April 9, 2012 Newsroom, Press Releases
Fact Check: Despite Baseless Claims, New PA Natural Gas Law Heightens Fracturing Disclosure

Fringe, Anti-Natural Gas Blog Concocts Fictional “Gag Order”

Canonsburg, PA – Transparency is at the core of the region’s natural gas industry. The Marcellus Shale Coalition’s […]

Greens blast industry ‘misinformation’ on EPA ‘fracking’ rules

Major environmental groups on Monday urged the White House to reject attempts by the oil and gas industry to soften upcoming Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) air pollution standards for natural-gas drilling.

The CEOs of 13 environmental and public health groups, in a letter to White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, took aim at what they called the […]

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Gas industry presses White House on ‘fracking’ rules

Natural-gas companies are taking concerns about looming Interior Department “fracking” regulations to the White House with efforts that include a meeting between a major producer and the Obama administration’s top regulatory official.

The recent meetings — which include trade groups and big players like Exxon and Anadarko Petroleum — are part of a wider industry push […]

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Poll shows majority support for carbon controls, but partisan split persists

A majority of U.S. adults back mandatory controls on greenhouse gas emissions, but support is far higher among Democrats than Republicans, according to a newly released Gallup poll.

The survey conducted March 8-11 finds that 65 percent of adults surveyed support mandatory greenhouse gas controls.

Eighty-two percent of Democrats and 50 percent of Republicans support controls, […]

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Youngstown Vindicator: Gas, Oil Industry Yields 115 New Businesses in Lycoming County

April 9, 2012 In the News, Newsroom
Youngstown Vindicator: Gas, Oil Industry Yields 115 New Businesses in Lycoming County

By KATELYN FREIL

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The Williamsport Chamber of Commerce president said he never has seen an economic boom such as the one creating lines […]

Republican & Herald: Doctors Allowed to Share Fracking Chemicals to Patients

April 9, 2012 In the News, Newsroom
Republican Herald: Doctors Allowed to Share Fracking Chemicals to Patients

By KENT JACKSON

MSC: “It’s categorically not true that doctors do not have the ability to share information with their patients.”

A confidentiality clause in Pennsylvania’s new gas […]

News bites: Gas prices moving toward $4 per gallon

The Associated Press reports that gas prices could reach a national average of $4 per gallon very soon.

U.S. and Libyan officials are investigating the past relationships between oil companies and the former Gadhafi regime, The Wall Street Journal reports.

AP reports: “So much natural gas is being produced that soon there may be nowhere left to […]

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March was warmest on record in lower 48 states

Last month was the warmest March on record for the lower 48 states, according to federal data released Monday. 

The average temperature of 51.1 degrees Fahrenheit was 8.6 degrees above the 20th century average for March and a half-degree above the previous record for March that was set in 1910, according to the National Oceanic and […]

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Obama, Brazilian president to hold talks on energy partnership

President Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will have energy on their agenda when they meet at the White House Monday.

The two presidents in March of 2011 announced a “Strategic Energy Dialogue” when Obama visited Brazil, one of several joint initiatives.

“The Presidents will have the opportunity to follow up on progress made under the three […]

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