Tag Archives: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Comments on ECA presentation at Carbon County Commission, 9/8/14: Part 2

This post is part of a series analyzing the ECA presentation at the Carbon County Commission this week. As I see it, the interaction between a company that is planning major industrial operations and the community in which they plan … Continue reading

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Let’s put one of the oil industry’s great lies to rest once and for all: a list of 243 water wells contaminated by drilling activity in Pennsylvania

You’ll find this quote from former EPA administrator Lisa Jackson in pretty much every pro-drilling article ever written: “I’m not aware of any proven case where the fracking process itself has affected water.” If you’ve followed the EPA’s mishandling of … Continue reading

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A personal story: Terry Greenwood, Daisytown, Pennsylvania

My drinking water went bad in January 2008. It looked like iced tea. When I called the company, they said, “Don’t drink it.” Telling personal stories The oil and gas boom has been underway for a number of years in … Continue reading

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A personal story: Christine Pepper, Bradford County, Pennsylvania (with Daily Show clip)

“If they took care of the landowners and the local people you’d be so much further ahead, but they won’t. And that’s what pissed me off.” -Cory Pepper, Bradford Township, Pennsylvania Telling personal stories Today we have a slightly different … Continue reading

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ECA Pennsylvania violations just the tip of the iceberg

You’ve read about Energy Corporation of America well violations in Pennsylvania. An analysis of data from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection shows that, since 2005, they’ve had 66 inspections with violations, 90 separate violations, and 55 enforcement actions, with fines … Continue reading

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Energy Corporation of America violations (actual report)

Last week I posted information about Energy Corporation of America and it’s record of violations and fines in Pennsylvania. I posted a link to a page on the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection web site so you could generate the … Continue reading

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Energy Corporation of America has been charged with dozens of violations and paid over $50,000 in fines in Pennsylvania

Energy Corporation of America (ECA), which recently announced plans to drill 50 wells along the Beartooth Front and promised to bring “the Bakken to the Big Horns [and the Beartooths] … and fundamentally change these areas the way it has … Continue reading

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