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