EPA Inspector General Reports on Hydraulic Fracturing Regulators

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently released a report entitled, “Enhanced EPA Oversight and Action Can Further Protect Water Resources From the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing.”  The repo(…)

Marcellus Shale Coalition Seeks To Establish Standards For Water Source Methane Tests

Natural Gas Intelligence reports that the Marcellus Shale Coalition has awarded Pennsylvania-based consulting firm Environmental Standards Inc. with a contract to manage a study that will analyze the presence of methane in groundwater samples. Specifi(…)

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Proposes Changes to Lists of Wild Trout Streams and Class A Wild Trout Streams

On May 11, 2013, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) published notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin of its proposed changes to its list of Wild Trout Streams.  The proposed changes would add 47 stream sections and remove 3 stream sections(…)