The company reported “a preliminary, conservative estimate” that the well was losing 100 million cubic feet a day.
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CNX delayed reporting and cleanup, the Department of Environmental Protection said.
Methane, the main component of natural gas, is a highly potent greenhouse gas, 80 times more powerful than carbon dioxide over short time periods.
Construction of the plant was Pennsylvania’s largest industrial project since World War II, according to Gov. Tom Wolf.
Most people don’t want fracking banned, but do support regulation. Politicians, especially Democrats in Pa., may have to walk a tricky line.
State Sen. Camera Bartolotta urged Pennsylvania health department to drop out of fracking public health forum, letter shows
The forum, which took place Oct. 5, was to inform the public on the status of the studies–one into the relationship between fracking and childhood cancers and the other into its relationship with health impacts like poor birth outcomes and asthma.
Shell’s ethane cracker is scheduled to open soon and begin processing ethane into plastic pellets.
Reader questions helped focus our attention on the new reality of western Pennsylvania as a petrochemicals hub.