External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas
The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM “The Talker,” talked about home rule, pipelines, PennFuture, John Quigley and much more this week.
Every Saturday, Kevin Lynn of Linde Corporation and I co-host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas.
The Shale Gas News is typically broadcast live and this past Saturday’s program, the podcast of which is available here, covered the following new territory (see news excerpts below) and, among many more topics, included interviews with Pennsylvania State Representative Stephen Bloom:
- Ohio court strikes downs local fracking bans as State’s Supreme Court ruled towns and cities in Ohio cannot regulate fracturing on their own. The high court said that the home rule clause of Ohio’s constitution doesn’t allow a municipality to block drilling activities otherwise permitted by the state.
- Tax the frack out of drillers? Wait … we do that already: Stephen Bloom Why don’t we tax the frackers? Amazingly, the answer is simple: Been there, doing that!
- Tom Wolf’s severance tax proposal puts Beaver County Shell plant at risk. Wolf’s proposal to collect 5 percent of the money producers get from wells and 4.7 cents for every thousand cubic feet coming from wells threatens investments and could slow production of gas and related liquids, such as ethane.
- Obama Administration: Leaving Fracking to States? “The regulatory structure for addressing local environmental concerns, especially around land and water use [for hydraulic fracturing operations], exists primarily at the State and local level.”
- Study shows $1.6B impact of PennEast Pipeline. Meanwhile, Senator John Hoeven issued a statement on President Obama’s veto of his Keystone XL Approval Legislation: “The Keystone XL pipeline is about energy, jobs, economic growth and national security through energy security.
- Houston Chronicle Editorial: Exporting American oil and natural gas can undercut Putin’s expansionism better than planes and tanks.
- Can You Turn Your Home Into A Hydroelectric Plant? If hydropower works on big pipes, will it work at the scale of individual homes?
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