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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 […]

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 […]

EPA Approves Permit For Brady Township Injection Well

The Environmental Protection Agency has granted a permit for a disposal well in Brady Township that generated widespread opposition when it was proposed in 2012. The site will be used to store and dispose of the liquid leftovers from the drilling process used to extract natural gas from the Marcellus Shale layer. Windfall Oil & […]

Injection Well Fight Packs Township Meeting

By: Deven Clarke WJAC-TV News HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Residents of an Elk County township are fighting a proposed, and EPA approved, Marcellus Shale waste injection well. Residents packed the Highland Township supervisor meeting Wednesday night to express their outrage that the well could be coming to their neighborhood. They said it will be put […]