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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Links for 4/15/14: New ODNR Rules Too Much?, Industry Responds to New Methane Study, Train Hauling Frac Sand Derails, and More

Cleveland.com:  Ohio shale fracturing rules tough enough to bench Seattle Seahawk fans, says industry   -   "The Seattle Seahawks haven't played in Cleveland since 2011. That was before shale gas and hydraulic fracturing were..."

Akron Beacon Journal:  Stow company benefits from Ohio’s Utica shale boom   -   "Ohio’s Utica shale boom is benefiting Polystar Containment. In the past 3½ years, the drilling industry in Ohio and other states has become one-third of the sales for the Stow company that specializes in spill..."

Energy in Depth:  ICYMI: Five Facts about Ingraffea and Howarth’s Latest Methane Study   -   "A new study on methane was published this week, arguing that emissions from seven well pads emit methane “2 to 3 orders of magnitude greater than US Environmental Protection Agency estimates” during the drilling phase of a well. Unsurprisingly, several news outlets put out the expected headlines portending..."

WFMZ News:  Train derailment under investigation in Northampton County   -   "It was a frightening scene in Northampton County after multiple train cars ran off the tracks, narrowly missing homes and a popular restaurant in..."


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Pocono Record:  Cleanup to start today in train derailment   -   "Cleanup is scheduled to begin today on the rail cars that came off their tracks Saturday afternoon in Northampton County, the train operator said. The six cars on the Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad train that derailed along Slateford Road in Upper Mount Bethel Township were carrying clean sand used in hydraulic fracturing..."

Reuters:  U.S. appeals court upholds hazardous air pollution rule   -   "In a victory for the Obama administration, a U.S. appeals court on Tuesday upheld a regulation that would limit emissions of mercury and other hazardous pollutants mainly from coal-fired power plants, starting..."

Tribune Chronicle:  Fabricating plant opens in Hubbard   -   "What had been a brownfield site in Hubbard was unveiled as a new 20,000-square-foot green facility serving the oil and natural gas drilling industry. The ribbon cutting, tours and open house at the new expansion at Evets Oil & Gas Construction Services held Friday afternoon showcased the..."

National Journal:  Greens Fear a Fracking Obsession on the Campaign Trail   -   "Pennsylvania's environmentalists want to talk about renewable energy. It's proving a lonely conversation. As a crowded field of Democrats competes for the right to take on Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, the state's green movement is looking for some mention of how to restore..."

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