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Marcellus Shale Environmental Considerations

Includes information, resources, and links pertaining to environmental considerations in the Marcellus Shale industry.

Published By: Knowledgeman
Published: 2012-04-26
Revised: 2012-04-26

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VIII. Marcellus Shale Environmental Considerations

Assessment of the Greenhouse Gas Footprint of Natural Gas from Shale Formations Obtained by High-Volume, Slick-Water Hydraulic Fracturing, Robert W. Howarth and David R. Atkinson, Cornell University, April 2011
Closed-loop systems: Innovative way to dispose of Marcellus drilling debris, Andrew Maykuth, Philadelphia Inquirer, February 13, 2011
Drilling Down into NY Times Story on Wastewater, Marcellus Shale Coalition, February 28, 2011
Evaluation of Impacts to Underground Sources of Drinking Water by Hydraulic Fracturing of Coalbed Methane Reservoirs: National Study Final Report, EPA, June 2004
Expert Says Marcellus Drillers Reusing Two-Thirds of Water, NGI's Shale Daily, March 23, 2011
Fact-Based Regulation for Environmental Protection in Shale Gas Development: This study was prepared by the Energy Institute at The University of Texas. It discusses a brief history of Shale drilling and the challenges to the spread of drilling activities and the opposition behind it. The purpose of the report is to help strengthen the support for drilling activities by proving its benevolence on the environment and the surrounding communities.
Federal EPA Releases Plan to Study Hydraulic Fracturing - Study’s Conclusions Won’t be Ready until 2014, Marcellus Drilling News, February 2011
Hydraulic fracturing and the Marcellus Shale (Video), Cornell University, April 2010: This is a video of a committee meeting at Cornell University. The committee was charged with deciding whether or not to lease the University’s land for the purpose of Marcellus Shale drilling. Students, faculty, and community members present their views to the committee.
Hydraulic Fracturing Marcellus Shale, Chesapeake Energy Company, April 2011
Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission: out of balance?, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, March 13, 2011
Marcellus waste reports muddy, Laura Legere, thetimes-tribune.com, February 27, 2011
Marcellus Water Issue Overrated, Pennsylvania Official Says, NGI's Shale Daily, March 21, 2011
Methane and the Greenhouse-Gas Footprint of Natural: Gas From Shale Formations, November 2010: This article provides an in depth look into the impact of Marcellus Drilling on the greenhouse effect and what emissions are given off during the process.(Specifically Methane gas)
No Fracking Way: Gasland vs. Shale Gas, Eric Wesoff, greentechmedia, February 2, 2011
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Marcellus Shale PagePA DEP
PSU Warns of Marcellus Shale’s Effect on Wildlife, Altoona Mirror, March 25, 2011
Water Use in Marcellus Deep Shale Gas Exploration, Chesapeake Energy Company, July 2010
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