Penn State research showed that decreased water quality near natural gas drilling sites is rare. Of the 1,385 gas wells examined, water contamination was found close to just seven drilling operations. Groundwater close to the other sites either improved or remained the same.
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The commission modified an order by an administrative law judge that had stopped work on ME2 and shut down ME1. It wants more information before deciding whether construction on ME2 can resume.
In a case that could have national implications for gas drillers, a Pennsylvania court has sided with landowners. Gas driller will appeal to the Supreme Court.
Insects and plants emerge in the spring based on temperature. But birds start to fly north based on the change in the amount of daylight. It’s a disconnect that threatens hundreds of species across North America.