Indefinite Moratorium Leads To Termination Of Leases In Northeastern Pennsylvania

Hess Corporation and Newfield Exploration Company recently terminated lease agreements with about 1,300 property owners in Wayne County, Pennsylvania, where the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) has imposed a moratorium on gas drilling since May(…)

Environmental Group Defends DRBC Moratorium

Responding to Governor Corbett’s recent letter urging the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to take action to end its moratorium on gas development, the Delaware Riverkeeper Network sent DRBC a memorandum defending the moratorium and responding t(…)

Corbett Urges Delaware River Basin Commission to End Moratorium

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett recently sent a letter to the Delaware River Basin Commission urging the Commission to end a three-year moratorium on hydraulically fractured wells.  Corbett reportedly wrote that “[o]perators interested in developing(…)