The Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation said lawmakers have taken $1.3 billion dollars from a conservation fund to pay for other things since 2009.
In boost for environmental rights, Supreme Court rules drilling revenue from state forests must be used for conservation
The Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation has been fighting for years to keep hundreds of millions of dollars generated by oil and gas leases in state forests from going into the state’s general fund.
The patchwork of radiation protection laws for oil and gas waste in the U.S. is “inconsistent,” said an official with the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, which provides expertise on radiation protection for a number of different industries.
The DEP says production topped 7 trillion cubic feet in 2020.
Last year’s impact fee collections dropped $54 million compared to 2019, mainly because of low gas prices amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Independent Fiscal Office reports the state’s average natural gas price from January to March was 64 percent higher than the same time last year.
To cut methane leaks — and maybe work on their image — 2 Pa. gas drillers eye ‘responsibly sourced’ label
The companies are launching pilot programs to produce gas without harmful methane leaks. There are business reasons to do that, experts say.
The proportion of wells built within the 500-foot distance of a building fell from 8.6 percent of wells prior to the law to 5.7 percent after. But the study’s authors said that trend was already occurring before the law was passed.
Note to nesting songbirds: Study indicates the quiet spot — away from a natural gas compressor — might be better
Penn State researchers found songbirds that nested near the noise had fewer eggs that hatched.
Nearly 10 years and more than 1,000 natural gas wells later, the county appears to be no better off financially than where it started,