Earthquakes near Fracking
2.1 earthquake by
Claysville, Pa. 5-11-17
Pennsylvania have experienced some earthquakes near drilling and
fracking that have brought more questions about how they might be
Controversial drilling near schools
Yonker Pad near Ft.
Pleasant Township controversy continues with additional drilling
near the school campus which is now surrounded by Marcellus shale
Pipelines for Marcellus shale &
Eminent domain is
being used in Ohio, West Virginia & Pennsylvania
half the pipelines in Pennsylvania were at least 45 years old with
the majority of US pipelines installed before 1970. Corrosion
accounted for 28% of serious pipeline accidents.
Marcellus Shale gas production
went through a boom-bust cycle and began to rebound again in
2017 as additional pipelines were permitted and completed.
Plans for more pipelines are in the works.
Beaver Run Reservoir in
Westmoreland County, Pa
The drinking water
source for 150,000 people
The addition of new
drilling sites has led to more compressor stations and gas
processing plants being constructed, as well as a new focus on small
electric generation plants fueled by natural gas to replace
shuttered coal burning power plants.
Centralized Impoundment Dams
Leaks, spills and DEP fines
Updated drilling regulations
have been challenged in Pennsylvania at every turn and the
state is still without a gas severance tax, while an impact
fee for municipalities remains in place.
Thousands of gallons of
chemicals per well
Photo of the "half of
1%" frac chemicals used
Northeastern and western
Pennsylvania remain the primary
shale gas production areas in that state, while eastern Ohio is home
to more Utica shale
unconventional horizontal well drilling.
Export of gas liquids from
By railcar and through
gas pipelines in all directions
Citizens have continued to fight for their right
of enjoyment of their private property, as well as a healthy environment
with "clean air and pure water" as guaranteed by the Pennsylvania Constitution.
Fracturing - Frac Fluid - Gas Drilling