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CNG Grant Money Not Entirely Allocated; Two Stations Awarded Funds

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Arkansas’ Clean Burning Motor Fuel Development Fund could only be filled up with a third of a tank this year, leaving three Fort Smith businesses with a “no go” on plans to build compressed natural gas stations. The Arkansas Legislature allocated $800,000 to the fund instead of the $2.4 million expected. Twenty applications were submitted for six $400,000 rebate grants ...

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Residents ask county council to consider bill of rights

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DALLAS — A group of residents concerned about natural gas-related activity in the county are asking council to consider a measure they believe would help protect people’s health and the environment. They are drafting a proposed Luzerne County Bill of Rights, with help from the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, that will give residents more say in major projects, including ...

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Allegheny County councilman cancels meeting on gas drilling law

An attorney who challenged Act 13 zoning regulations for natural gas drillers before the state Supreme Court was scheduled to give a presentation today to members of Allegheny County Council’s education committee, but the talk has been canceled. Charles Martoni, D-Swissvale and chair of the committee, said he had a scheduling conflict and added that the talk “seemed so one-sided.” ...

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City, county consider hydrofracking regs


PLATTSBURGH — Although the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing is not taking place in the City of Plattsburgh, Councilor Michael Kelly wants to make sure it never does. “There is shale here, so it could happen,” Kelly (D-Ward 2) told the Press-Republican recently. Kelly said he will offer a resolution before the City Common Council that would prohibit any hydrofracking ...

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Velocys in venture to turn landfill gas into fuel


A joint venture that includes a Plain City company will work to convert natural gas from landfills into liquid fuel. The venture, announced yesterday, will team Velocys of Plain City with Waste Management and two other companies. Velocys CEO Roy Lipski said in a statement that his company is pleased to join with the partners for “projects that promise to ...

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Company hopes to drill new gas wells

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Northeast Natural Energy, which operates two Marcellus shale wells at the Morgantown Industrial Park, has applied to drill four more horizontal gas wells in Monongalia County. Two proposed wells, called Yost Heritage 5H and 9H, would be located on a pad above the Marion County line north of Fairview along W.Va. 218, Daybrook Road, according to information from the Department ...

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Experts: Enforce water laws


Government laxity played a major role in the Elk River spill that contaminated the water supply of 300,000 Kanawha Valley residents, experts said at a WVU symposium Monday evening. And public pressure will play a major role in making sure it’s never repeated. “You can have all the laws in the world, the best laws in the world, but they ...

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Landfill taking radioactive waste has history of violations, leaks, fires

Keith Matheny | the Detroit Free Press Despite assurances that a Belleville landfill and its partner facility in Van Buren Township that accept radioactive fracking waste are safe, they have been cited for at least 15 violations in the last decade and fined more than $471,000, a Free Press review of state and federal records shows. Wayne Disposal’s owner, USEcology, which ...

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National Fuel Gas price falls nearly 9 percent


Just in time for winter weather, customers of National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. will be paying lower prices. The utility announced Friday a quarterly rate adjustment, which takes effect today, that will lower the delivered price of natural gas by 8.96 percent. The new delivered price — $8.06 per thousand cubic feet — is the lowest in 12 years. The ...

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