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Top 5 Marcellus stories of the week

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Votes are in, Penn. Voters support Clean Power Plan After a recent opinion poll was conducted, the majority of Pennsylvania voters fully support Obama’s Clean Power Plan. The Quinnipiac University of Connecticut recently conducted an opinion poll in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania.  On the poll, voters were asked about Obama’s Clean Power Plan, Iran’s nuclear pact, immigration, war with ISIS ...

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Pipeline opposition march scheduled for Saturday in Keene

A march and rally against a proposed natural gas transmission pipeline project is scheduled for Saturday in Keene. ECHO Action and Stop the NH Pipeline officials announced Wednesday they’re organizing a pipeline awareness march to start at Ashuelot River Park in Keene at 10 a.m. From the park, the march will travel east along West Street to Central Square, according ...

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Feds expect decline in shale gas production

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A new federal government study released Wednesday predicted the nation’s shale gas production will begin to wane starting next month. The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s monthly “Drilling Production Report” projected a nearly 1.5 percent production decrease at the country’s seven major sale regions. This should not come as a shock to industry watchers. In April, the administration warned that the ...

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Philly Mayor takes part in climate action plans

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter joined two other mayors to urge cities across the U.S. to take part in implementing climate action plans. On Tuesday, Nutter joined Houston and Los Angeles mayors to speak out to other U.S. cities about setting carbon emission targets, developing climate action plans and setting protocols for carbon offsets in municipalities, reports State Impact Pennsylvania.  Together, ...

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Allegheny County Airport authority looking to replace development director

A search firm will be hired to find a replacement for the man who was largely responsible for the development of the Allegheny County-owned land surrounding Pittsburgh International Airport. But Christina Cassotis, CEO of the county’s airport authority, appears to be in no hurry to fill the post vacated last month by Randy Forister, the senior director of development who ...

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Groups to sue EPA in effort to better regulate disposal of fracking waste

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Eight environmental organizations announced today they intend to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to force it to set new and tighter standards for disposal of oil and gas drilling and fracking waste that they say threatens public health and the environment. The groups, in a notice of intent to sue filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., allege ...

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Marcellus: Methane and water do not mix

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According to state environmental regulators, three natural gas drilling companies have found out the hard way as to what happens when methane and drinking water mix together. Regulators shared that the three companies together contaminated 17 different drinking water wells in Bradford, Lycoming and Tioga Counties in north central Pennsylvania.  Combined, the companies so far have paid nearly $375,000 in ...

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Solar: Penn State takes the cake when it comes to solar funding


Pennsylvania State University researchers have been granted part of a $24 million federal fund to develop more efficient solar panels. The solar panels are being developed as part of Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which is the president’s plan to battle climate change and cut emissions.  Penn State will be receiving $2.9 million for the project, before which is one of ...

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Consortium picked to build oil shale plant ‘might not secure financing’

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AMMAN – Stakeholders in Jordan’s first shale oil-fuelled power plant are facing difficulties securing finance for the project and may seek an extension of the deadline for financial closure, according to a partner in the project. They have until October 1 to secure finance for the $2.2 billion, 470 megawatt (MW) project, while they are facing difficulties at this stage ...

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