Elk County Township Prepares For Battle Against Deep Injection Well

A small town in Northwest Pennsylvania is gearing up for what could potentially be a big battle against Seneca Resources over a drilling wastewater disposal well. In January, the Environmental Protection Agency approved Seneca’s applicationto operate a deep injection well in Highland Township – despite a local ordinance passed in 2013 banning such wells within the township’s borders. […]

Highland Township Citizens Group Joins Fray Over Injection Well

KANE — As Highland Township gears up for a possible fight over an injection well slated to be drilled in the township, a new group is joining the fray. The group is calling itself the Concerned Citizens of Highland Township. Concerned Citizens of Highland Township member Judy Orzetti summed up the group’s mission as “to […]

Will Residents Back Cost To Fight Injection Well?

JAMES CITY – Will Highland Township residents support the cost of a possible legal challenge to a proposed Seneca Resources injection well? The township supervisors will pose this question March 12 at their monthly meeting at the township building in James City. Jim Wolfe, chairman of the three-member Board of Supervisors, said residents will need […]

Environmental Groups Rally Against Plan To Expand Drilling In State Forests

A statewide coalition of environmental groups held a rally today opposing Governor Corbett’s proposal to expand leasing of state parks and forests for natural gas drilling. They marched from the capitol rotunda to Corbett’s office to deliver a petition opposing the plan. The rally was timed to coincide with the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources […]

EPA Approves Waste Disposal Well In Clearfield County

Federal environmental regulators issued a permit on Friday for an underground injection wellin Clearfield County that will be used to dispose of oil and gas waste liquids. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved the permit for Windfall Oil and Gas of Falls Creek, Pa. to build and operate a disposal well in Brady Township. The approval is the agency’s […]

By The Time Natural Gas Has A Net Climate Benefit You’ll Likely Be Dead And The Climate Ruined

The evidence is mounting that natural gas has no net climate benefit in any timescale that matters to humanity. In the real world, natural gas is not a “bridge” fuel to a carbon-free economy for two key reasons.First, natural gas is mostly methane, (CH4), a super-potent greenhouse gas, which traps 86 times as much heat as CO2 over […]

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