Monthly Archives: May 2012

Ohio Legislature Passes SB 315; Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk

UPDATE (May 25, 2012):  Late last night the Ohio Senate accepted the House’s version of SB 315, passing it on a 21-8 vote.  The bill now heads to Governor John Kasich’s desk for signature (the Governor issued a statement praising passage of the legislation). May 24:  Earlier this evening the Ohio House of Representatives and … Continue Reading

Pennyslvania Legislature Proposes Shale Tax Credits

The Pennsylvania General Assembly introduced legislation on Monday, May 21 that would establish and implement a Marcellus Shale Job Creation Tax Credit. Specifically, House Bill 2399 would designate $25 million each fiscal year to the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED)for the Marcellus Shale Job Creation Tax Credit.  A company would be eligible to receive the … Continue Reading

USEPA Region 3: Data Confirms Dimock, PA Groundwater Safe

On May 11, 2012, USEPA Region 3 released additional and expanded test results from samples of well water in Dimock, Pennsylvania.  Consistent with its three sets of prior findings, which we previously discussed, Region 3 found no samples exceeding federal drinking water standards for any of a wide range of contaminants.  Roy Seneca, speaking for … Continue Reading

Mixed Reactions to BLM Hydraulic Fracturing Rules Proposal; Public Comment Period Now Open

On Monday we analyzed the proposed rules announced last Friday by the Bureau of Land Management that would govern hydraulic fracturing on public and Indian lands.  Public and industry reaction to BLM’s proposal has been mixed at best. Editorials in the Utica and Marcellus Shale regions characterizing the proposed rules as “weak” and “hardly proactive” can be … Continue Reading

Bureau of Land Management Proposes Rules Regulating Hydraulic Fracturing on Public Lands

UPDATE (May 11, 2012):  Today BLM’s proposed rules were published in the Federal Register, triggering a public comment period of sixty (60) days.  The public comment period ends on July 10, 2012.  Comments on BLM’s proposed rules may be submitted electronically at the following link, or by mail, fax, email, or hand delivery per the … Continue Reading