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Cabot Oil and Gas fined $120,000 for explosion and spill

The state Department of Environmental Protection has fined Cabot Oil & Gas $120,000 for a storage tank explosion and spill. The incident occurred January 11 at the Reynolds well pad in Jessup Township, Susquehanna County. “This was a serious incident that injured an employee and resulted in a spill of approximately 2,835 gallons of production [...]

Court permanently bars activist from gas sites

A Susquehanna County judge has ruled that 63-year-old anti-fracking activist Vera Scroggins will be permanently barred from setting foot on Cabot Oil & Gas sites. Scroggins has been a thorn in the company’s side for years. She hosts a lot of citizen gas tours around Susquehanna County where Cabot has most of its operations. The [...]

Activist won’t face fines, jail time in ongoing fight with gas company

A Susquehanna County judge ruled Wednesday that 63-year-old anti-fracking activist Vera Scroggins will not be fined or jailed for violating a court order designed to keep her away from sites operated by Cabot Oil & Gas. The ongoing feud between the activist and the gas company made international news earlier this year when Cabot got a sweeping [...]

Constitution pipeline clears major regulatory hurdle

A proposed interstate gas pipeline designed to bring Marcellus Shale gas to markets in New York and New England has cleared a major regulatory hurdle. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which oversees interstate pipelines, concluded in an Environmental Impact Statement Friday that the project would have “some adverse environmental impacts” but that they would be [...]

Anti-fracking activist and gas company head back to court

63-year-old anti-fracking activist Vera Scroggins will be back in court next week facing fines and possible jail time in an ongoing fight with one of Pennsylvania’s biggest gas drillers, Cabot Oil & Gas. Cabot wants Scroggins to be held in contempt of court for allegedly violating an order to stay at least 100 feet away [...]

Final hurdle cleared for Marcellus gas exports

A federal regulatory agency has approved plans to ship Marcellus Shale gas from Pennsylvania overseas. The decision clears the way to begin converting a former import terminal in the Chesapeake Bay to export liquefied natural gas. Dominion Energy’s Cove Point plant can now move forward with plans to export more than 5 million metric tons of liquefied natural gas each year. [...]

Pennsylvania gas production continues to break records

Drillers in Pennsylvania continue to produce record-breaking amounts of natural gas, according to new numbers released this week from the state Department of Environmental Protection. Companies operating in Pennsylvania produced nearly 2 trillion cubic feet of gas in the first half of 2014. If they continue at this pace, Pennsylvania is on track to produce [...]

Gas driller Cabot wins Governor’s Community Impact Award

Governor Tom Corbett recognized Cabot Oil and Gas with a Community Impact Award at a ceremony today in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The award goes to companies that “[exemplify] the tenet of ‘doing well by doing good,’” according to the Department of Community and Economic Development’s website.  Spokesman George Stark said Cabot was nominated by the Northern [...]

Judge approves narrower order, barring fracking activist from drilling sites

A Susquehanna County judge issued a revised court order today, aimed at keeping 63-year-old anti-fracking activist Vera Scroggins away from active drilling sites operated by Cabot Oil and Gas. Until today, Scroggins had been under a much broader preliminary injunction from the court. In October 2013, Judge Kenneth Seamans approved the order, which Cabot sought, [...]

Driller defends court order barring anti-fracking activist from Pa. land

Katie Colaneri/StateImpact Pennsylvania Anti-fracking activist Vera Scroggins, center, and her attorney Scott Michelman, left, speak to the media after a hearing in Montrose, Pa. Last fall, a judge signed off on an order barring Scroggins from more than 300 square miles of Susquehanna County or all the land owned or leased by Cabot Oil and [...]

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