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Judge again dismisses lawsuit against fracking opponents

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BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — A judge has again dismissed a lawsuit that landowners filed against people and groups who oppose fracking in a western Pennsylvania township. Natural gas drilling has been delayed in Middlesex, Butler County while some of the rural community’s 800 residents challenge a zoning ordinance that would allow drilling in 90 percent of the rural township. Dewey ...

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NARO and ShaleCast announce alliance to educate shale owners

NARO and ShaleCast announce alliance to educate shale owners

April 20, 2016 (Chicago, Illinois) – The National Association of Royalty Owners (NARO) and ShaleCast.com today announced an alliance to assist landowners participating in the shale revolution. “We believe this platform can be a game changer for the millions of royalty owners generated by the shale boom,” said Jerry Simmons, executive director of NARO. Simmons added, “For nearly 40 years, NARO ...

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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. However, while drilling is continuing, so is the great battle over royalty payments. Pennsylvania Representative Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) announced last week that he is pushing his royalties bill once more.   House Bill 1319 focuses on Pennsylvania landowners and making sure they receive fair royalty ...

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Free water-testing class offered

The Kentucky River Watershed Watch has paired with Frack Free Foothills to teach a free water testing class to document preexisting water conditions in the southeastern area of Madison County (predominantly Red Lick). “In anticipation of companies pursuing hydraulic fracturing in our community, this free water testing class represents and excellent opportunity for landowners and community members to set up ...

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Gas companies could be shortchanging the state

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) is investigating a few Marcellus Shale gas companies to see whether or not they are cheating the state on royalty money. The DCNR is responsible for managing gas drilling on state forest land.  The organization currently has 117 active leases with 18 different companies. DCNR’s Chief Counsel Richard Morrison commented on the ...

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Commission extends longer setbacks from drill rigs

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted Tuesday to recommend an increase to the minimum allowable distance between oil and gas drilling rigs and dwellings. The commission, which includes Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, voted Tuesday to propose a new rule that would extend the setback distance between homes and oil and gas wells from the current ...

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Pennsylvania legislators debate energy measures

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Laura Legere | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette HARRISBURG — With only weeks left in the current legislative session, the majority and minority chairs of the state Senate and House environmental resources and energy committees were more certain Wednesday about which bills they hope will pass the General Assembly this year than the ones they actually expect to pass. “Everybody thinks their bills ...

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Letter: Clean Water, Wildlife ­and Parks provides options for landowners

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By Al Geisen from Bismarck The Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks Amendment could provide farmers and ranchers with more options and flexibility in conservation programs than they are getting currently through federally sponsored programs. An example would be a CRP-type program where landowners would receive an annual payment at current rates for continuing to keep grass on their land, but they ...

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Dunn County says battlefield study too big

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By Lauren Donovan KILLDEER, N.D. — The Dunn County Commission said it can’t support a study of the Killdeer Mountain Battlefield in its present wide-angled scope, but left the door open for one on a smaller scale. The study under the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program sets out a 17,000-acre area to be investigated for how and where ...

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