Tag Archive: Susquehanna fracking

Nov 14

Public Information & the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline

One of the ugliest realities of new proposed pipelines for the Susquehanna Watershed is the threat of eminent domain. When interstate pipelines receive certain permits from the Federal energy Regulatory Commission, they often have the power to – and history proves have in fact – taken private land for industrial use. The proposed Atlantic Sunrise …

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Jun 17

Comments on Proposed Chesapeake Bay LNG Export Facility

On June 16th, 2014 we submitted this technical comment letter detailing why the proposed Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Export Facility in Lusby, MD cannot move forward because of significant flaws in its environmental review. The comment letter was submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the federal agency with authority over proposals to export …

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May 19

Env’tl Review Document Released for Proposed Maryland LNG Export Facility

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released its environmental review of the proposed Liquefied Natural Gas export facility at Lusby, MD on May 15, 2014. We at Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper have been watch-dogging the proposal to export LNG from the Chesapeake Bay since its beginning in 2011. Why?  Because the fracking happening in upstream communities …

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Apr 01

Saying “NO” to Fracking Drill Cuttings in Road Paving

Oil and gas operators face a growing challenge in handling and disposing of the increasing volumes of solid and liquid waste they produce. However, this challenge should not be a reason to allow dangerous subtances that threaten health and the environment to be used in ways that can have unknown consequences for the public and waterways. Unfortunately, just such a rationale is being used by …

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Mar 14

Comments on Proposed Changes to Pennsylvania’s Oil & Gas Rules (Ch.78)

In mid-December 2013, the Pennsylvania DEP issued proposed changes to the state’s oil and gas regulations, known as Ch. 78 of the Pennsylvania Code. Act 13, the oil and gas law passed by the legislature in 2012, required the DEP to make these changes. The changes are also necessary because older regulations concerning conventional drilling …

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Jun 03

Comments to the SRBC re: June 2013 Docket

On June 3 we and other conservation organizations submitted a comment letter to the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) concerning water withdrawal applications it will consider at its June 2013 Business Meeting. Some of the water withdrawals it will consider are, like many from the past 5 years, intended for shale gas fracking operations. And, …

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May 06

Coalition Presses for Thorough Review of Dominion Cove Point LNG Export Terminal

Many of you may recall our long efforts aimed at ensuring a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal, sited in the Chesapeake Bay, undergoes a thorough review process before any decisions are made. Unfortunately those reviews have not occurred and the pressure is on from big business to rush through with the project. A …

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Mar 05

Fracking Impacts on Surface Water

Ever wonder what type of surface water impacts fracking creates? PNAS recently published a paper examining the extent to which shale gas development activities affect surface water quality in Pennsylvania. Focusing on the Marcellus Shale, the paper suggests that (a) wastewater treatment and disposal and (b) downstream erosion and sedimentation are the biggest concerns for …

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Feb 24

Comments on Flawed Economic Study of LNG Export

Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper joined the Sierra Club, Delaware Riverkeeper Network and many other conservation organizations in telling the Dept. of Energy (DOE) that its economic study of liquefied natural gas (LNG) export is seriously flawed.  The DOE is using that study to inform its decision on whether to approve 16 applications for developing export liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals. …

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Jan 25

Public Comments Criticizing Flawed LNG Export Economic Study

Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper worked with the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Food & Water Watch, and the Sierra Club in delivering thousands of public comments, including extensive technical comments and a companion economic analysis report, to the Dept. of Energy (DOE) concerning a new economic study on shale gas exports this Thursday, January 24th. DOE’s newly published …

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