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Jennifer Smokelin, Chris Rissetto and Michael Joy Counsel, Partner and Partner, Reed Smith LLP As Energy in-Depth, and a host of other commentators, has been discussing, the Environmental Protection Agency has in the past several weeks made several surprising reversals of policy, practice or position...

One of the interesting things about doing anything worthwhile is the strange mix of feelings it creates.  One moment it seems only yesterday when you began.  The next minute it’s hard to remember all you’ve done because there was so much that occurred.  Such as...

This weekend, Energy In Depth posted an interesting article that highlighted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s complete about face in Parker County, Texas.  After two years, the agency has retreated on accusations that a natural gas producer there impacted local water wells during their operations. ...

Actor Mark Ruffalo joined comedian Stephen Colbert this week to discuss his opinions on natural gas, and his efforts to derail the safe and responsible development of this resource.  While we never would have expected either of these national celebrities to tout the successes of...

Fifteen months removed from EPA Region 6 administrator Al Armendariz’s email to local anti-shale activists imploring them to “Tivo channel 8” so they didn’t miss his big announcement targeting Range Resources in Texas, EPA’s statement this afternoon that it has withdrawn its “imminent and substantial endangerment” order is certainly good news for the company -- and even better news for residents in and around Parker Co. who had been (mis)led to believe by their government that local natural gas development had put their water at risk.

We spend a good bit of time at EID documenting how some folks are willing to do, say and write just about anything – however misleading or flat-out wrong – to try to scare the public about responsible oil and natural gas development. So it’s always fun to turn the tables by discussing a subject that makes professional energy activists nervous: paychecks.

Last night, the Clean Air Council (a traveling road show out of Philadelphia ) rolled into tiny Herrickville, Bradford County, Pa. (population 676) to entertain.  The excuse was a Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) hearing on Southwestern Energy’s application to install a new compressor at...

Last week, the Town of Sidney, Delaware County, New York, held its monthly town board meeting. The meeting’s turnout was far smaller than the public hearing the board held a couple weeks ago on the proposed draft of the natural gas moratorium, but the audience still filled...

The United States was founded on the doctrine of freedom. America is where liberty has always supported a healthy economy. This is evident in Pennsylvania, as landowners all across the state were able to choose to develop their Marcellus Shale natural gas resources. The Commonwealth, as...

Water composes over 60% our bodies and we use nearly 400 billion  gallons of water each day yet, as the development of the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania is bringing to light, few of us actually know what’s in our water well.   Heck, until about 3...