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Wolf expected to sign mine water bill

HARRISBURG — A bill paving the way for use of treated mine water in gas drilling operations is on its way to Gov. Tom Wolf, who supports it. The measure to limit liability held by gas drillers and mine operators when tapping acid mine drainage in mine pools won final passage Tuesday in the Senate on a 29-18 vote. The ...

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Turzai: Thanks for the layoffs, Wolf

Tell us how you really feel about Wolf’s energy policies, Mike. In a strongly-worded commentary during Shale Insight, a natural gas convention in Philidelphia, State Representative Mike Turzai sourced the energy industry layoffs in part to Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed severance tax. According to a Pittsburgh Business Times report, Turzai said in a panel discussion that the mass shedding of ...

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Regulators expect lawsuit over oil, gas rules process

State regulators expect a judge eventually will decide whether they followed the proper process in writing environmental rules for the conventional oil and gas industry. “You’re going to sue us,” Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Deputy Secretary Scott Perry told industry members during an advisory committee meeting Thursday in Harrisburg. He and the Conventional Oil and Gas Advisory Committee agreed ...

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Pipeline Task Force: First official meeting

It is official, Pennsylvania’s brand new pipeline task force is holding its first meeting this Wednesday in Harrisburg. The meeting will be held at the Department of Environmental Protection’s Southcentral Regional Office located at 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It will take place from 1pm to 4pm on Wednesday.  The meeting will also be available for live-streaming online for those ...

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Severance Tax: Compromise is now an option

On Monday, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf shared that he would be open to discussing potential compromises regarding the severance tax he has proposed. While speaking in Western Pennsylvania, Wolf made the following comment regarding his stance on the state’s budget and severance tax: I want a better Pennsylvania. If I’m convinced we can have a better Pennsylvania with something better ...

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Marcellus permit activity in Pennsylvania

The Marcellus Shale formation in Pennsylvania saw quite a bit of action over the last week.  Yet, despite the on going activity, the number of jobs the gas industry supplies the state with has dropped drastically. It was like magic how quickly the state of Pennsylvania lost 160,000 jobs in the natural gas industry, but the credit for the trick ...

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Task force to plot ways of alleviating gas glut in Pennsylvania via pipelines

Gov. Tom Wolf has formed a task force to help gas drillers navigate the challenges they experience building thousands of miles of pipelines to carry shale gas to markets and alleviate a glut that has contributed to depressed prices. The task force, which will be led by Department of Environmental Protection acting Secretary John Quigley, will recommend best practices for ...

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Shale gas industry brings gas tax debate to TV screens

The great debate between the shale gas industry and Governor Tom Wolf regarding Wolf’s proposed gas tax is still going strong, but the industry has taken things to a new level and is reaching people through their television screens. As reported by State Impact Pennsylvania, “The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, which leads a coalition of groups opposing the ...

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Health complaints in the Marcellus need better monitoring ASAP

While Pennsylvania’s Department of Health and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) continue the process of trying to find a way to monitor health complaints related to natural gas development, public health advocates are pushing the departments even harder for answers. When setting the state’s budget plan, Governor Tom Wolf Proposed $100,000 to be allocated towards the health department for the ...

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McGinty: Time for severance tax action

HARRISBURG – Saying the gas industry is distorting information about its economic health, a top aide to Gov. Tom Wolf said Monday it is time for lawmakers to pass a state severance tax on Marcellus Shale production. Chief of Staff Katie McGinty said lawmakers need to work in a bipartisan fashion on severance tax legislation in the same way the ...

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