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News Wrap-Up Week’s End June 5

June 5, 2011

May 27

Charleston Gazette: DOH monitors drilling-related road damage

May 28

Erie Times-News: Lake Erie Energy Partners will cease drilling operations in North East Township

Towanda Daily Review: Group objects to gas well planned near former hazardous waste site

Towanda Daily Review: DEP official: Pennsylvania might have the world’s largest gas reserves

May 30

Herald Scotland: Shale gas plan condemned

New Jersey Online / NJ.Com: Concerns for N.J. water as Del. River eyed for ‘fracking’

Wilkes-Barre Times Leader: Fracking control debated

May 31

Bloomberg: New York Sues U.S. Over Delaware River Basin Gas Drilling

June 1

Dallas Star Telegram: Texas will let gas drillers withhold disclosure of some fracking chemicals

DC Bureau: North Carolina Moves Closer to Fracking

DeSmogBlog: Is Fracking In The UK Causing Earthquakes?

Harrisburg Patriot News / PennLive: Environmental groups submit proposals to Marcellus Shale Commission

New York Times / Greenwire: N.Y. Natural Gas Fracking Lawsuit Raises NEPA Questions

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: IUP students to test Beaver Run Reservoir for drilling problems

Chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Rex Tillerson, last week called for the federal government to leave fracking oversight to individual states.

June 2

Bloomberg: Texas Urges U.S. to Leave Gas Fracking Oversight to States

Pittsburgh City Paper: Down Under the Farm: Concerns grow about Marcellus Shale gas drilling near food production

PressConnects: Tompkins group targets gas leases’ effect on property values

Shaleshock: Ithaca Festival Parade (VIDEO below)

WSYR/News Channel 9: Auburn residents protest wastewater plant’s accepting water from gas wells (VIDEO)

June 3

FracTracker: Problems with Abandoned and Orphaned Wells

NPR Weekly Standard: Protect Lizards And Endanger Jobs

Scranton Times-Tribune: DEP recommends gas act overhaul to protect water sources from drilling

Scranton Times-Tribune: DEP says flow of drilling wastewater almost halted

Dune Sagebrush Lizard in Texas along the New Mexico border. Declaring this lizard as endangered could mean job losses for many in the oil and gas industry. (Source: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/AP)


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