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News Wrap-Up Week’s End May 8th

May 8, 2011

Volunteer Dan DeLotto taking a water sample from Council Run in Curtin Township. (Source: CDT/Christopher Weddle)

May 1

Centre Daily Times: Stewards of the region’s streams

Philadelphia Inquirer: DEP chief defends his agency on gas drillers

May 2

Checks and Balances Project:  Shut out and bought out

Enhanced Online News: NOVA Chemicals Announces Memorandum of Understanding with Range Resources for Ethane Supply from Marcellus Shale

Towanda Daily Review: Granville Summit woman says she fell ill after gas well drilling

May 3

Indiana PA Gazette: Panel denies drilling permit

Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Limits on gas drilling adopted in Ohio Township

PR Web: Energy Management Resources Reports on the Volatility of Natural Gas Prices

May 4

Alternet: Maryland AG Threatens to Sue Company Responsible for Pennsylvania Fracking Spill

Chevron Press Release: Chevron Announces Agreement to Acquire Marcellus Shale Acreage

Chief Oil & Gas Press Release: Chief Oil & Gas Announces Agreement To Sell A Portion Of Its Marcellus Shale Assets

New York Times: Pa. Well Blowout Tests Natural Gas Industry on Voluntary Fracking Disclosure

May 5

Alternet:  Trailer Talk’s Frack Talk: What Happens When Gas Drillers Ruin Your Home and Water? You Fight Back.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Borough ban on drilling may end

Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Consol pitches gas role to industry

ProPublica: PA Oil and Gas Inspectors Free to Issue Violations Without Approval From Top, Enviro Chief Says

New Mexico Rancher Chris Velasquez checking out the fluid leaking from the end of a TEPPCO pipeline labeled "methane" and "produced water" at the Pump Canyon Compressor station near his home.(Source: Doug Peacock)

May 6

Alternet: An Inside Look at What Happens When Gas Drillers Are Exempt from Environmental Law

Checks and Balances Project: Fracking the Future: How Unconventional Gas Threatens Our Water, Health and Climate – Report

Ithaca Journal: Scientists call for more studies on hydraulic fracturing

No Hot Air UK: Shale gas on fire in New York State where fracking is banned

Scranton Times Tribune:  Report: hundreds of gas wells drilled near schools, hospitals

The Telegraph UK: Frack and ruin: the rise of hydraulic fracturing

A natural gas seep alight in New York state where gas drilling and fracking are currently banned.

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