Posts Categorized: Gas Drilling Injuries

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Marcellus Shale Counties Show Wage Increase–dlp Law Fights For Personal Injury Clients In Susquehanna, Bradford, Wyoming, And Other Gas Drilling Counties

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Since 2008 Pennsylvania has struggled through the recession with record unemployment and job loss.  Not so those counties fortunate enough to host Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling.  Wages in counties such as Susquehanna have increased dramatically.  Since 2008 the average wage in county has risen from approximately $450/week to over $750/week.  This amazing statistic can… Read more »

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Dep Drilling Regulations To Separate Traditional And Nontraditional/fracking Wells–dlp Lawyers Represent The Injured In Susquehanna And Bradford Counties

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The Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports today that the Department of Environmental Protection is in the early stages of redrafting and writing new natural gas and oil drilling regulations in Pennsylvania.  According to the PPG article, the new regulations will be different for traditional oil and gas wells and “new” fracking well sites. Preliminary drafts of the… Read more »

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Pittsburgh Post Gazette Investigates Dep And Natural Gas Reporting Requirements

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Today the PPG published the first in a three part series in which its reporters studied and evaluated every DEP report regarding natural gas drilling mishaps.  The report notes a DEP on line reporting system that is error prone and basically broke.  The initial article is very disheartening for industry and environmental activists concerned with… Read more »

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Gas Drilling Water News, Good And Bad!!–dlp Lawyers Fight For Personal Injury Victims In Marcellus Shale Region

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In our last post we reported that an important Department of Energy study concluded that fracking and the fracking drilling process performed thousands of feet underground does NOT cause water pollution.  This is very big news for the natural gas drilling business not only in Pennsylvania but worldwide. Now today, another story just broke out… Read more »

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Department Of Energy Study Finds No Water Pollution From Fracking!!

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In a landmark study authorized by the drilling industry and released today, the Department of Energy found no evidence of water pollution caused by fracking.  The study results indicate that the chemicals utilized in the fracking process do not migrate upward into the water aquifer.  Fracking is conducted over 5000 feet under the surface.  Opponents… Read more »

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Dep Tries To Monitor Fracking—dlp Trial Lawyers Represent The Seriously Injured In Wyoming, Bradford And Susquehanna Counties

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The Scranton Times contains an article today on a natural gas drilling misstep that went unreported until questioned by a curious DEP field investigator.  The incident resulted in a $13,000 fine being imposed against the fracking company.  Incidents such as the one reported in the story are subject to self reporting guidelines.  Unfortunately. not all… Read more »

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$1 Billion Pipeline From Luzerne County To Trenton New Jersey Gets Green Light!!—dlp Personal Injury Lawyers Represent Truck Accident Victims In Luzerne, Wyoming, Lycoming, Bradford, Susquehanna And Other Counties

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Philly.com reports today that the $1 billion pipeline from Luzerne County to Trenton New Jersey has gotten the go ahead for construction.  Natural gas companies have made the necessary guaranteed usage agreements to make the pipeline profitable.   The pipeline will run through Pennsylvania and across the Delaware River.  Opponents are already scheduling meetings to protest… Read more »

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Lycoming County Judge Denies Gas Drilling In Residential Zoned Location

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Last year the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its decision in Robinson Township  v  Commonwealth.  The Court ruled that local zoning ordinances trump the new anti local zoning provisions of Act 13 (the law governing natural gas production in Pennsylvania).  In a case of first impression, a Lycoming County judge has ruled that natural gas drilling… Read more »

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Lack Of Water May Slow Fracking In U.s.—-dlp Law Fights For Gas Drillers, Pipeline Workers And Truck Accident Victims In Wyoming County

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Fracking technology has opened vast areas of natural gas and oil reserves for exploration, drilling and extraction.  The United States is quickly becoming energy self-sufficient.  However, fracking requires the use of great amounts of fresh water.  This is quickly becoming a concern. Reports today indicate that the industry is reviewing water usage in drought stricken… Read more »