marcellus shale

By WP Newsroom on Saturday, Mar. 27, 2010 - 11:06 pm
Rape. Property owners in Sullivan County, NY and everywhere have an absolute right to decide how to use their land. This is America. When your rights and choices impact someone else who did not consent, received no compensation, and given the option,... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Mar. 24, 2010 - 1:13 pm
Chesapeake Energy, one of the major players in the rush to prospect for New York State's natural gas in the Marcellus Shale, recently made a big hire that's raising some eyebrows among conservationists: Paul Hartman, a former employee of The Nature... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Mar. 19, 2010 - 10:02 am
The EPA announced yesterday that the agency will conduct a two-year, $1.9 million, peer-reviewed study of the effects of horizontal natural gas drilling on drinking water. Bring it on, gas companies say--but the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that shares... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Mar. 9, 2010 - 10:44 am
A panel discussion of natural-gas drilling at SUNY New Paltz last night drew several hundred people, the Times Herald-Record reports. Those against it — including New York City and most of the crowd of some 200 Monday night — again said drilling, or... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Mar. 3, 2010 - 4:57 pm
The Catskill Landowners Association issued a press release today stating their opposition to any ban on gas drilling in the New York City watershed that does not include compensation for Catskills landowners. “The Catskill Landowners Association views... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Mar. 3, 2010 - 10:45 am
Huffington Post contributor Dave Colavito takes aim at Gov. Paterson's decision to spend $6 million on the Concord resort project. The Concord project is on life-support, and that's being generous, considering it's been a year since any pulse has been... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Mar. 1, 2010 - 1:39 pm
The gasmen are coming to town. Among the byproducts of the Marcellus Shale natural-gas drilling boom: a flood of legal work that is already well underway a few miles to the south. The Philadelphia Inquirer talks to PA lawyers about the impact Marcellus... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010 - 5:35 pm
Over at Breathing Is Political, Liz Bucar has an account of a recent Delaware River Basin Commission hearing on proposed gas drilling, in which several Pennsylvania business owners said their plans were on hold because of the uncertainty surrounding... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 - 3:57 pm
 Amy Goodman's progressive radio show ran a segment yesterday on natural-gas drilling, featuring documentary filmmaker Josh Fox (Gasland) and Damascus Citizens for Sustainability's Joe Levine. Here's Fox on his film: I got on the road and went to about... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 - 10:18 am
The letter below is from Calvin Tillman, mayor of DISH, Texas. Tillman has been touring New York and Pennsylvania talking about the problems his small town has been having with natural gas drilling. My new friends in the Marcellus, As I return from almost... Read more


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