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New Drilling Leases Signed In Pennsylvania As North Carolina Balks At Fracking And Other News

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Although the slowdown in the natural gas rich Marcellus Shale regions of Pennsylvania continue, news of new natural gas lease signings continues.  The Mars Area School District approved a lease of 110 acres of school district property for fracking.  The district will receive lease revenues of $3100 per acre and 18% royalty fees.  Although viewed… Read more »

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Hearing Loss: The Not So Silent Disabler

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People exposed to excessive and prolonged noise in the workplace are susceptible to industrial hearing loss. One normally assumes that only those exposed to noise caused by machinery or hand-held power tools can cause noise levels necessary to result in permanent hearing loss. There are numerous less obvious causes though of hearing damage. Truck drivers… Read more »

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Impairment Rating Evaluation (ire) In A Pa. Workers Comp Case

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In Pennsylvania, after a workers compensation claimant receives payment of 104 weeks of temporary total disability benefits (TTD), the employer can request that the claimant undergo an Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE) to assess claimant’s percentage of impairment. The IRE exam is performed by physician selected by Department of Labor & Industry, Bureau of Workers Compensation…. Read more »

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Pa. Natural Gas Update From Dlp: Cracker Plant Has Life!

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Several years ago Pennsylvania government officials were all smiles announcing the possible construction of a multi-billion dollar ethane cracker plant in Monaca, Beaver County .   Royal Dutch Shell was identified as the developer.  A large track of land was placed under contract subject to many contingencies.  Tax breaks were dolled out in Harrisburg.  All… Read more »

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Social Security- Spousal Benefits

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A person may be eligible to receive benefits as a divorced spouse on a former spouse’s Social Security record if he or she: is at least 62 years old, is unmarried, was married to the former spouse for at least 10 years, and is not entitled to receive a higher amount of Social Security benefits… Read more »

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Marcellus Shale Drilling News From Dlp

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Some mixed news this week from the natural gas fields of Pennsylvania and elsewhere: –Today, Oklahoma officials announced that studies prove that oil and fracking waste injection wells do indeed cause earthquakes.  Not unexpected considering the quakes registered over the past several years in Oklahoma, Ohio and Texas. –Two companies from Thailand and Japan are… Read more »