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EPA’s methane plan puts pressure on states to achieve bigger cuts, advocates say

Environmentalists on Tuesday called on Pennsylvania to act to reduce methane emissions from existing natural gas infrastructure and build on proposed federal standards that would cut emissions of the gas from new and modified plants. Natural gas companies say they already have made strides to cut the emissions and called the new federal proposal unnecessary. [...]

Fracking activist permanently barred from Cabot gas sites

Anti-fracking activist Vera Scroggins will be permanently barred from sites operated by Cabot Oil and Gas, according to a recent court order. Scroggins is already facing a $1,000 fine and possible jail time for getting too close to a Cabot site in January. Since 2013, she has been subject to a temporary injunction, requiring her to [...]

Gas industry’s campaign donations rose 47% in 2013-14, report says

Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry donated 47% more to state political campaigns in 2013-14 than it did two years earlier in an effort to weaken regulations and minimize taxation, according to a new report from Common Cause Pennsylvania. The liberal advocacy organization issued an updated report on Thursday, showing that the industry spent $2.8 million on [...]

Activist fined $1,000 for violating order to stay off gas sites

A Susquehanna County judge has fined anti-fracking activist Vera Scroggins $1,000 for getting too close to a natural gas site earlier this year. The money will cover part of the legal fees incurred by the region’s biggest gas driller– Cabot Oil and Gas. The company has repeatedly sought to have her held in contempt of [...]

Regulators outpaced by gas industry waste, report says

Pennsylvania’s environmental regulators are failing to keep pace with a growing volume of liquid and solid waste generated by the natural gas industry, and are allowing risky practices like open-air waste storage to continue, according to a study issued on Thursday. The report by Earthworks, a nonprofit that highlights the adverse effects of mineral and [...]

Activist faces fines, jail time for getting too close to Cabot site

A Susquehanna County judge has found anti-fracking activist Vera Scroggins in contempt of court for getting too close to a Cabot Oil & Gas site last month. She now faces a fine and possible jail time. This latest ruling was a win for Cabot in its protracted legal battle against the self-described “gas tour guide.” [...]

Cabot continues legal fight against fracking activist

Houston, Texas-based Cabot Oil & Gas is headed back to court again next week in an ongoing legal battle with an anti-fracking activist. The year-and-a-half long feud between Cabot and 64-year-old Vera Scroggins appeared to be over last fall, when Susquehanna County judge Kenneth Seamans ruled she would be permanently barred from Cabot sites and must observe [...]

Cabot to pay $50,000 for violating water regulations

Houston, Texas-based Cabot Oil & Gas has offered to pay a $50,000 settlement to the Susquehanna River Basin Commission for violating its consumptive water use regulations late last year. Every gas well pad needs commission approval before drilling operations can commence. Cabot submitted an application to the SRBC in November 2014 for its Stellitano AP1 pad [...]

Gas companies buy livestock, goodwill at Pennsylvania Farm Show

Much of Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale drilling takes place in rural areas. Over the years, gas companies and farmers have had to learn how to co-exist. Sometimes those relationships are positive. Other times, they can be rocky. That’s why some drilling companies come to Pennsylvania Farm Show—where they make an effort to buy livestock and a [...]

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 [...]

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